Planning Outdoor Environments in Schools: A One Day Seminar
When: Friday 5th May 2017 Where: City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens, West Melbourne, 9am to 4pm (a short walk from Flagstaff Station) A forum for discussion and information, in a lovely venue and with great food: • current research – the role and value of outdoor play at school • practical design for play, learning, landscape and sport • inspirational and sustainable gardening • successful and practical tree management
Who should attend?
is proud to be part of the design team to deliver the newly opened Adventure Playground at Hadfield Park, Wallan.
Naturform and Jeavons worked in collaboration to design and construct an all abilities playground which features:
A 6m high custom tree house structure with 3 different slides and numerous ways up
Double flying fox
Swings including nest swing
Sand play area
A refurbished toilet block
The park is made possible with sponsorship from the Victorian State Government,
Jeavons was awarded the 2016 Educational Facility Planning Award for the Marnebek School
Sensory Garden from the Victorian chapter of the Association for Learning Environments
The rationale for the development and the design of the space was to create a space that provided sensory opportunities to enhance the students learning and academic outcomes. The space was to provide a variety of sensory experiences through touch,
We re-visited the Early Learning Centre at Firbank Grammar Junior School
in Brighton to take a peek at how things are going with their new outdoor play space. The outdoor space was refurbished in 2015 and features an extensive natural sand play area with a dry creek bed, rock bridge and a challenging rock scramble for students to climb upon.
While we were visiting, the students were having a great time playing in the pebble creek.
Out of the 95 entrants featured in the awards this year, Eltham College Junior School Play Space
designed by Jeavons Landscape Architects
received a Commendation in the Landscaping / Outdoor Learning Area category as well as the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Educational Facilities Award hosted by Learning Environments Australasia.
Learning Environments Australasia (formerly CEFPI / Council of Educational Facility Planners International) is a worldwide organisation sharing knowledge,