DESIGN ELEMENT

6. Components that are physically challenging and provide for risk-taking

DESCRIPTION

For example, things like:

  • Flying foxes

  • Climbing frames

  • Skate park

  • In ground trampoline/s

  • More trees (exotic and native species selected carefully for their play potential)

  • A tree house area with platforms, cargo net and balancing strops

  • A road bike park, with markings and signage to practice safe road bike skills

  • Mountain bike track

PURPOSE AND EXPLANATION OF MECHANISM

  • To provide for riskier play experiences to help children learn and practise making judgments around risk, build motor skills, perseverance, self-control and resilience – the very skills research shows our kids need to thrive, focused on the principle that “school grounds should not be as safe as possible, but as safe as necessary” (International Schoolground Alliance)

  • To build physical fitness and motor skills