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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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Urban warrior

Bringing out the Urban Warrior

With today’s youth typically less active than in the past, WillPlay has launched the Urban Warrior range which is designed to appeal to students of all ages, encouraging physical activity and promoting greater core strength.

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Inclusive play: Spaces for all

Inclusive play: Spaces for all

Dedicated to creating playgrounds with universal designs that support equality in play, KOMPAN Australia has released a new publication that highlights the importance of inclusive play and provides guidelines on creating spaces for all.

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