Inclusive play

Playscape News – October 2018 Newsletter

National News: Children’s access to parkland affects their spacial working memory The Times quoted Eirini Flouri, of University College London: “Our findings suggest a positive role of green space in cognitive functioning. Spatial working memory is an important cognitive ability that is strongly related with academic achievement in children, particularly mathematics performance,” The New York…

Playscape News – August 2017 Newsletter

Places To Visit Middle of the school holidays, need to get yourself and the kids outside, but exhausted your local haunts? Then here are a few suggestions… Picnics & Meadows Our meadow, willow dome & den building, Great Shelford Rec (had to include this!) Grantchester meadows, park on the road or village charity car park…

Playspace News – March 2017 Newsletter

Inclusion: The Heart of the Playscape Project Taking a lead from the Village children (who insist on using the skateramp as one mighty challenge to run up and down!) the playscape scheme seeks to provide a landscape for everyone to enjoy and to interpret in their own way. Inclusion is a driving principle for us….

Chatsworth Adventure Playground – Derbyshire

When you see a sign like this you know you’re in for a treat – and we were not disappointed! Nestling in a corner of the massive Chatsworth Estate is its impressive Adventure Playground, accessed via its equally idyllic Farmyard. As a self-confessed-best-practice-play-area-geek it was certainly ticking lots of boxes for me: inclusive, sense of…

Playscape News – September 2015 Newsletter

The art of the playscape has been brought to the mainstream recently with various articles and exhibitions, such as the RIBA’s The Brutalist Playground. With its tagline “Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play” this exhibition was designed to celebrate original concepts for play and help us question what we think play spaces ought to…

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