Nature play area brings out creativity
TWO new nature play areas will allow students at St Joseph’s School in Pemberton to use their imagination and creativity.
The wood-chipped play areas consist of large rocks and tree logs.
Early childhood educator Ruth Kelly said the school developed a committee which looked into a variety of nature play areas before settling on something “simple” to allow children to use “their own creativity in the area”.
“This is just stage one and we’ll look at adding more branches, rocks and things like pebbles,” Mrs Kelly said.
“Over the last few weeks we’ve noticed students using the nature play area for a range of different activities.
“For example, students were using toy animals and created an African Savannah zoo which has now morphed into the students becoming the animals.”
St Joseph’s School students Toby Ebsary, 10, Joshua Ellis, 11, and Jayden Coote, 10, explore their new nature play area.