April 2015

Rio Tinto Naturescape

30 April 2015
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Whilst in Western Australia I had the privilege of meeting Alec Duncan, of Child’s Play Music. We met in one of Alec’s favourite places: Naturescape in Perth. In the words of the website, “…it is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. It is a place to explore, […]

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Protected: Madeleine Lindley EY Maths 4.5.16

30 April 2015

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Protected: Lathallan School 2.5.16

30 April 2015

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Protected: Hareside Primary 3.5.16

30 April 2015

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Protected: Aberdeen City April 2016

26 April 2015

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Dry Creeks and Streams

25 April 2015
School Grounds Stones

Dry streams provide inspiration for developing an outdoor learning space.

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The Children’s Garden – Morton Aboretum

21 April 2015
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Being able to visit a range of playgrounds and outdoor spaces has been one of the side benefits of working in Australia in recent months. It has also reminded me of a long overdue need to blog about the Children’s Garden at the Morton Aboretum just outside Chicago. The description on the website is apt: […]

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The Lighthouse Slide

17 April 2015
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I love surprises. The Frank Kitts Playground on the waterfront in Wellington gave me a brilliant one. I was walking along, minding my own business, when out of nowhere rose this wonderful play structure.

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Katanning All Ages Playground

13 April 2015
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Just over a year ago, Alec Duncan from Child’s Play Music wrote two fantastic and memorable blog posts about Katanning All Ages Playground. You can read them here and here. I was mesmerised. The structures are unique and quite different from anything else I had ever seen. When I realised that an old school friend […]

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Sandpits Outside – Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

8 April 2015
Sandpits

Examining some of the issues of sand and sandpits.

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Cafe Culture and Budget Inspirational Ideas

1 April 2015
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Finding inspiration when out and about is particularly exciting. Hidden gems are everywhere. I walked into the Andante Cafe in Sydney and was immediately enchanted by the friendly welcome of the owners, who originate from South Korea. The food was lovely – fresh and lots of build your own options in the sandwich section. Whilst […]

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