Winterfold Primary School’s new nature based Playground

Today Simone McGurk and I had the fun job of opening Winterfold Primary School’s new nature based Playground… by not just cutting a ribbon but also going down an old school slide.

There is a world-wide recognition of the need for children to have access to natural play spaces that allow creative play and adventure. This is because Nature play encourages the development of gross motor skills and coordination, and promotes mental and physical wellbeing in children.

It is great to see Winterfold embracing these concepts with this fabulous nature playground. It aligns nicely with the Fremantle Council’s focus too. Not only was the Fremantle Council was pleased to fund the design of the playground as part of its Community Development Grant program but we’ll shortly be looking at designs for a new playground using the principles of nature play as part of our Kings Square redevelopment.

A big part of getting the design right will involve asking the community, including kids, about what they want to see as part of this. So please keep a look out for more information on this and how you can get involved in design workshops – this will be happening in the coming months.

In the meantime, check out the great work Winterfold Primary School has done.

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