Outdoor play is key to a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The playground at New Struan offers an array of equipment to engage with and opportunities to reinforce skills learnt in the classroom.
It also promotes the development of problem solving skills and enables more social interactions with peers.
Funded by generous donations, the New Struan playground has recently been transformed. Staff and pupils came together to help with the designs with the aim of enhancing pupils’ outdoor learning experience.
A key aspect of the new design was to introduce zoned areas as knowing that a particular type of play is undertaken in a specified area can enhance a pupil’s play experience and reduce anxiety. The dedicated ‘street’ area complete with road markings supports pupils to learn about road safety. Other features include a fort, a swing basket, outdoor musical instruments, an outdoor gym and multi-use games area.
LeeAnne.McAulay@scottishautism.org, or call 01259 222 000.
Outdoor play promotes the development of problem solving skills and enables more social interactions with peers.