|Title:||An innovative program for promoting active, creative and social play at school: The Sydney Playground Project|
|Description:||This manual offers strategies for introducing an innovative and cost effective program to promote active, creative and social play at school. The manual draws on insights from the Sydney Playground Project and aims to offer a number of strategies for developing school- based opportunities for play. The Sydney Playground Project is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team that consists of senior researchers at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of South Australia, Australian Catholic University and the University of New South Wales. The team includes a project manager, a senior research associate and a number of research trainees (PhD and research students). The team spans a range of disciplines and includes expertise from as paediatrics, occupational therapy, geography, exercise physiology, public health, business, community development, leisure, child development, and early childhood psychology. Strategies for active play include how to manage some of the uncertainties associated with active play, along with some ‘useful tips’ on how best to ‘play-proof’ materials. The manual includes suggestions for introducing re-use materials to your school community and some important guiding principles for re-use materials, as well as a guide to using ‘ready to go’ play materials. Together, these strategies aim to enhance opportunities for adults and children to create environments that maximise potentials for active play –helping children experience key movement skills and support healthy development as they move through childhood. We all want children to grow to be healthy, happy and eventually autonomous individuals. With endless possibilities and exciting opportunities for all children to be included in learning, moving and thinking through play, the selection, placement and care for re-use materials in outdoor play spaces can contribute to healthy and happy childhoods.|
|Rights and Permissions:||The Sydney Playground Project|
|Type of Work:||Technical Report|
|Type of Publication:||Pre-print|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Health Sciences|
|SydneyPlaygroundProject-PlayManual20150414.pdf||37 MB||Adobe PDF|
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