Nature Play WA in the News

Nature Play WA a Telethon Grant Recipient for 2022

April 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Nature Play WA a Telethon Grant Recipient for 2022

Thanks to the generosity of West Australians, Telethon will be supporting 97 beneficiaries in 2022.  Each year Telethon provides funding for life-changing programs, the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment and medical research into childhood diseases that change the lives of young WA children. Nature Play WA and a diverse group of 11 to 14-year-old girls are […]

How to help your kids adjust to wearing face masks

March 3, 2022 | Comments Off on How to help your kids adjust to wearing face masks

WA’s has finally opened, amongst other health measures kids from year 3 onward have to wear face masks. Kath Healy, from Nature Play WA, joined Kirste and Dan blog post on helping our kids adjusting to masks. Some people are concerned that children will have anxiety about wearing a mask. But research shows children enjoy […]

Braden Park basketball ring to be removed following noise complaints, despite strong community opposition

February 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Braden Park basketball ring to be removed following noise complaints, despite strong community opposition

The basketball ring at Braden Park will be removed after noise complaints from nearby residents. Credit: Tyler Brown by Tyler Brown A well-used basketball ring at Braden Park, loved by many but hated by those living closest, will be removed just five months after it was installed. The removal comes despite 77.2 per cent of those living […]

Helping Kids Feel Safe Walking to School

February 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Helping Kids Feel Safe Walking to School

photograph sourced from 98five website Katherine Healy, from Nature Play WA, joined Kirste and Dan to share some interesting developments to encourage kids to walk to school. The Australasian Society of Physical Activity has gone to Canberra to request making our neighbourhoods safer for kids to walk to school. About 50% of children live within […]

Griffin Longley: Heading into our shared spaces can turn them into our backyards

December 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Griffin Longley: Heading into our shared spaces can turn them into our backyards

The great West Australian dream of owning a backyard so vast that your kids stub their toes on the push-mower you lost to the weeds three summers ago while fielding their sister’s cover drive is, let’s just face it, over. The quarter-acre block is dead, and backyards are shrinking faster than a Twisties packet in […]

Perth primary school allows kids to go barefoot

November 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Perth primary school allows kids to go barefoot

Inglewood Primary School will give kids the chance to ditch their shoes.  Photo credit: Justin Benson-Cooper by Bethany Hiatt Pre-schoolers at a Perth primary school will be allowed to go barefoot if they feel like it under a policy being introduced next year. Announcing the move in a recent newsletter, Inglewood Primary School said being […]

Playgroup WA calls for councils not to neglect suburban playgrounds

August 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Playgroup WA calls for councils not to neglect suburban playgrounds

Playground at Oleaster Park, Greenwood. Photo credit: Andrew Richie, Perth Now by Nadia Budihardjo It’s more important than ever to have engaging outdoor spaces for kids! “As block sizes shrink, the need for places to play outside of the home grows,” said Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley. “So whether that’s upgraded playgrounds or play […]

Noise Nightmare

August 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Noise Nightmare

by Zarisha Bradley The Town of Victoria Park has been called on to settle a dispute over a controversial Lathlain basketball court where neighbours claim they’re losing sleep over the sound of bouncing balls. #9News | Nightly at 6.00pm Nature Play WA Griffin Longley shares his thoughts.  

Town of Victoria Park investigating noise complaint over bouncing basketballs

August 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Town of Victoria Park investigating noise complaint over bouncing basketballs

by Sarah Brookes No sooner had an inner city council dealt with noise complaints from basketballs thwacking against the backboard at a busy park, now it is facing complaints from a disgruntled neighbour about the noise from the balls bouncing on the ground surface. Zone 2X, across the road from the West Coast Eagles’ nest […]

The Kids’ Bridge – bringing children closer to nature

July 29, 2021 | Comments Off on The Kids’ Bridge – bringing children closer to nature

from Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation “Benefits of energetic play and playing outdoors are enormous, engaging the intrinsic motivation of kids to be active, to imagine, create and be social. Through that, their mental health has improved across the board.” – Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA and Kids’ Bridge Project Consultant. The benefits of […]