At the College we are continuing to find ways of creating a stimulating, positive environment for students. One way we’re doing this is through our Natureplay area. This area has a number of associated benefits and with our Entertainment Book fundraising, we can build on what’s been started.
Benefits of Natureplay
*Children who play regularly in natural settings are sick less often. Mud, sand, water, leaves, sticks, pine cones and gum nuts can help to stimulate children’s immune system as well as their imagination.
*Children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active
*Children who play in natural settings are more resistant to stress; have lower incidence of behavioural disorders, anxiety and depression; and have a higher measure of self-worth.
*Children who play in natural settings play in more diverse, imaginative and creative ways and show improved language and collaboration skills. Single use, repetitive play equipment becomes boring quickly.
*Natural, irregular and challenging spaces help kids learn to recognise, assess and negotiate risk and build confidence and competence.
*Children who play in nature have more positive feelings about each other.
*Bullying behaviour is greatly reduced where children have access to diverse nature-based play environments.
To order your book, click the link: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/9211e03. The electronic copy of the book will be available on your device. If you request a hard copy book, please collect your book/s from Reception in the Main Administration Office. If you are sending a student to collect, permission needs to be received via email – firstname.lastname@example.org – prior to the student attending.