Giving kids a say is important when it comes to playground redevelopment:
When consultants Ric McConaghy and Justin Staggard are called in to work with councils on playground redevelopment, what kids want is at the forefront of their minds.
New South Wales-based McConaghy and Staggard, who lives in Victoria, both worked in the public sector before setting up businesses that have designed award-winning playgrounds for children across Australia.
Is our obsession with safety and providing sanitised spaces for children actually hindering their development? Let them fail, fall and feel their own way through and we might reverse a worrying trend, writes Rachael Sharman. Read Article in Full on the ABC "The Drum Website."
Rob Anderson | CEO | People and Parks Foundation
Cochrane Stories is the second grass roots community arts project coordinated by Lindy de Wijn in collaboration with Darebin’s Playspace upgrades. The first was Lahinch Vessels in Lahinch Reserve in 2013. Cochrane Stories was completed in 2015 and integrated into the playspace upgrade at T. A Cochrane Reserve, Collier Street Preston.
Finally a conference that is just for OUT of School Hours Care and Vacation Care Educators. This OSHC conference will provide participants with a range of topics that will highlight innovation, the latest research, inspiration on programming ideas and best practice. All participants will have the opportunity to network and interact with colleagues across the community.
CHILDREN’S VOICES - CREATING CHILD FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTS
From Leanne Giardina - Executive Director - Community Child Care