Upgrade the outdoor area at your school with the Local Schools Community Fund
Outdoor furniture follows design trends of the future
Does colour affect performance?
The importance of spectator seating on your sports ground.
Top tips to apply for a grant
Give outdoor learning a regular spot in your school week in 2019
Why are playgrounds important and what makes a great playground?
How Your School Can Help Promote Active Lifestyles In Children
How To Use Outdoor Spaces To Build Vibrant Communities
Did you know that if you are a school looking to upgrade your facilities you can apply for funding of your project at the Local Schools Community Fund? The fund is open to government, independent and catholic schools nationwide and each electorate has up to $200,000 allocated to this funding. Who can apply? Any school…Read More
As with fashion, furniture styles and designs change over time and mimic the overall trend of the era. What are the present and future design trends for outdoor furniture and outdoor areas? There are 3 main themes that are likely to continue to dominate the look and feel of outdoor space; the use of colour,…Read More
Can we use colour to influence and improve performance? The impacts of colour on performance has been an area of interest across a number of professions for many years including elite athletes, scientists, advertisers, marketers and designers. More recently however colour and performance has become the subject of more extensive research particularly in schools. If…Read More
Whether you are looking to upgrade or build a brand new sports ground at your school, park or community, an essential part of your planning involves where you would like to incorporate seating at your ground and the type of seating that would suit best. Getting this right plays an important role in helping you…Read More
Would you like to be able to upgrade your outdoor facilities at your school, sports club, park or organisation but don’t have all the resourcing you need? Applying for a grant can be a good way to meet a shortfall in resourcing or it can allow you to propose a brand new outdoor project. Whatever…Read More
With back to school imminent, now is the perfect time to consider what new activities and ways of learning you can add to your classes this school year to promote enthusiasm for school, encourage learning and help make school a happy, productive environment for kids. Government research indicates that children who spend more time outside…Read More
Whether in schools, local parks, community centres or resorts, outdoor playgrounds provide an exciting hive of opportunity where kids get the chance to play. Recollecting back to our own childhood, these opportunities to play often make up some of our fondest earliest memories and accounted for a vital part of our learning and developing. Playgrounds…Read More
With inactivity and childhood obesity an ongoing concern in our communities, schools have an increasingly important role in encouraging children to be active. This can be a challenge with students often being required to sit down in class for much of the day. Nevertheless there are things a school can do to encourage children to…Read More
How can outdoor space be used to build vibrant communities? Studies show that an investment into a park, or similar outdoor community space, can be the first step in the rejuvenation of an entire community. A community with shared values and interests and where people are regularly communicating and interacting with one another helps build…Read More
School photo days are a vital way for parents and the school to record class memories over the years. That end of year yearbook becomes tangible proof of the good that the school is doing in the community and parents love the photos as a way of tracking their child’s growth. Getting the most out…Read More