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School design and architecture

School design: The bigger picture

According to architect Sam Crawford, when it comes to school design, schools should think of their campuses as miniature cities and adopt the same level of detailed planning that goes into the design of our great urban spaces.

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Playrope school playgrounds research is key

Planning a school playground: Research is key

Planning a school playground is an important task that’s likely to bring many questions along the way. According to playground designers and consultants, PlayRope, it’s important to do your research and surround yourself with the right team of experts for guidance.

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Sherpa Kids Hurstville OSHC

Sherpa Kids: A sense of community

Offering their out of school hours care services to 11 primary schools throughout NSW, Sherpa Kids’ franchisees William and Sophia Wong have been recognised for their contribution to the small regional community of Uralla.

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Exercise and academic performance

Being physically active is important for a child’s physical, mental and social development. Playground designers and consultants, Playrope, discuss the links between exercise and academic performance.

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learning theory spatial design Petet Lippman

Learning theory and spatial design

When planning a future-focused learning environment, this process cannot be based on normative theories, but rather, must be grounded in contemporary learning theories, i.e. situated and personalised learning theories. Learning space expert Peter C. Lippman discusses translating learning theory into spatial design.

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