Huntly Kindergarten Natural Play Space
Client: City of Greater Bendigo Status: Constructed Category: Play Space Design, Educational Environments
The township of Huntly has a proud agricultural heritage. This redesign of the natural play area of the Huntly Kindergarten was inspired by the movement of squatters over the landscape.
A simpe palette of timber sleepers was used to construct a variety of elements including a bridge, fence, sign post and paths. A simple drovers hut is also planned to provide a central focus for imaginative play.
Children will be encouraged to interact with natural materials and are provided with sandpits and a mudpit, together with water to construct mud bricks and build tunnels and towers in the sand.
A number of consultation sessions were conducted with the staff and stakeholders to ensure that the design was reponsive to their needs and preferences.