RGU students design therapeutic landscape and active spaces with CLAN and Transition Extreme Architecture students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have been tasked with designing innovative spaces for two Aberdeen organisations as part of a new learning and teaching philosophy, ‘Community as an extended classroom’. The project has seen the stage three students work in groups alongside cancer charity, CLAN, and outdoor…

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A reverence for learning and respect for teachers are deep-rooted Vietnamese traditions. Education is a defining force for many kids and their families. Achieving strong academic results from an early age in preparation for advancement within a rigorous educational system is a cultural touchstone. Play can be seen as an outlier, an activity that distracts […]

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Hello everyone! We got a little rain which brightened up everything outdoors!! We’re still a long way from being out of this drought, but there’s always the chance we’ll pick up some extra rain in the remaining weeks of June, before we enter the summer months ahead. This post is to confirm that we are […]

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If she were alive today, Efua Sutherland would be chalking up her 94th birthday. For the good folks at the Mmofra Foundation it is a day, an anniversary, a life to celebrate. Sutherland was a truly remarkable woman. In 1950s Accra, Ghana she was a beacon of light extolling the benefits of play and helping […]

via Playing it Forward by Honouring the Past in Accra — PlayGroundology

The Beers and Brewing: Norfolk’s Rural Pubs exhibition features some wonderful photographs sourced from Picture Norfolk. Picture Norfolk is a wonderful online database created and run by Norfolk Library & Information Service. Picture Norfolk is features over 20,000 local photographs and includes images from Local Studies Libraries, Norfolk Museums Service, Norfolk Record Office and many private collections. Search […]

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Abi Duffy – Conservation Trainee One of the sounds of summer is the recognisable buzzing of busy bees. Bees are a beautiful symbol of British summertime, but much more importantly are one of the best performing pollinators vital for pollinating plants and crops across the world. Bee facts: Of the 270 species of bee to […]

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How can Green Roofs improve biodiversity? The level of biodiversity on a green roof will be dependant on a number of factors including the type of green roof installed.In the past green roofs were designed with mainly engineering concerns at the top of the list such as storm water retention, energy consumption and overall building…

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No, not trying to click bait you. The spinny-thing-of-death was in fact a thing back in the heyday of the Dennis the Menace Playground in Monterey, California. There were no mortal injuries but this ‘helicopter’ would certainly be deemed a hazard in many jurisdictions today. It looks innocuous enough in still photos but watch the […]

via What’s in a Name or The Spinny-Thing-of-Death — PlayGroundology

I often publish posts about summer days out in winter to help us warm up so as we are in the middle of an exceptionally hot period of weather I shall do the opposite and publish this post I wrote in the winter in the hope it may cool us down! There were two main […]

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Gardeners look at things maybe morning AND evening because that’s what gardeners do. I’ve grown impatient with those people that tell me they just don’t have a green thumb. I lay a steely eye on them and tell them to…Green thumbs are cultivated, not conferred originally appeared on Garden Rant on June 29, 2018.

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