📑 The anti-cottonwool schools where kids stare down risk in favour of nature play

Bookmarked The anti-cottonwool schools where kids stare down risk in favour of nature play – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (mobile.abc.net.au)

Mr Smith said whereas students would previously come to the office complaining of injury, they are now too busy to make a fuss.

“Students are becoming more resilient and getting on with it.”

The school has just three rules — no stacking milk creates, no walking on the large wooden spools and no tying rope to yourself.

This article from the ABC discusses a couple of schools in Western Australia that have reduced the rules on outdoor play. THis reminds me of Narissa Leung’s use of old bricks and Adrian Camm’s use of odd material to enage with play.

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  1. Replied to The anti-cottonwool schools where kids stare down risk in favour of nature play by Aaron Davis Aaron Davis (Read Write Collect) This article from the ABC discusses a couple of schools in Western Australia that have reduced the rules on outdoor play. THis reminds me of Narissa Leung’s use of old bricks and Adrian Camm’s use of odd material to enage with play.
     
    The school has just three rules — no stacking milk creates, no walking on the large wooden spools and no tying rope to yourself.
    That is pretty much how our playground at Banton works. We do stack crates though;-)
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