18 Oct 2019
Southern Green was delighted to represent nature at this exciting seminar. We presented our recently built adventurous play site at Harwoods. The expansive playscape aims to push the boundaries of inclusive play design. The project aims to encourage social interaction and will allow endless opportunities for all, for both less able and fully able children to challenge themselves as they play alongside each other. A unique set of play environments inspired by native woodland types define the character of each play zone. The contrasting play spaces aim to provide stimulating opportunities for informal and imaginative play and providing opportunities for play progression as well as increasing repeat visits to the site.
The landscape led design scheme was delivered collaboratively with equipment supplier Jupiter Play who made sketches become reality. The action packed day hosted by Jupiter included visits to contrasting sites including Harwoods and a site in Hertsmere which had embraced the new age of technology and interactive play.
Professor Michael Duncan of Sport and Exercise Science from Coventry University gave an overview of the world of fundamental movement skills and why understanding this can improve our approach in getting more people active. Michael’s research interests focus on the field of children, physical activity, exercise and obesity.