Obstacle course

The Sydney Playground Project is a multidisciplinary research project, based upon play and the many benefits associated with outdoor, non structured play. The project aims to increase children's physical activity, social skills and resilience through a simple, low cost intervention that is carried out on the school playground.

Part One of the intervention consists of a variety of loose materials with no apparent play purpose, being placed on the school playground. Examples of these materials include: car tyres, milk crates, bread crates, buckets, crash mats, conduit piping, and pool noodles.

Part Two of the intervention consists of a workshop session with parents and teachers to discuss play and risks associated with this.

Check out our Photo Album to see examples of the way in which some children use these items, and just how much fun they are having!