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Innovative spaces at UWCSEA: Infant indoor playground on East Campus

Ben Morley, Former Vice Principal, Infant School, East Campus and Courtney Carlson, Former Senior Communications Manager

The re-developed undercover East Infant School playground provides intentional, provocative and inviting learning spaces. These include a model-making area and testing ramp, a construction zone, a creative reuse centre (‘The Remakery’), a large role-play area, and a ‘Pop-up Playground’.

The Remakery, inspired by Remida (a cultural project associated with Reggio Emilia in Italy), was established thanks to gifts to the UWCSEA Foundation and is organised and stocked with reclaimed materials by the Junior School LEAP College Service group. Similarly, the Pop-up Playground utilises larger reusable materials for students to create their own play space.

The indoor playground at the UWCSEA East Infant School provides intentional play-based learning spaces.

A - ‘Big behaviours’ play zones (not pictured): Students can also engage in physical activity and gross motor development in designated areas by playing football, running, or riding tricycles or scooters.

B - Model-making area and testing ramp: Budding engineers can design their own vehicles and then test their roadworthiness on the giant ramp.

C - Construction zone: Large blocks allow students to build any variety of structures.

D - The Remakery: Students’ imaginations are unleashed as they invent new objects with a variety of reclaimed materials in this creative reuse centre.

E - Role-play area: The child-sized houses and furniture along with dress-up materials allow for imaginative role-playing.

F - Pop-up Playground (not pictured): Students have access to larger reusable materials such as cardboard boxes, crates and tyres for creative play and construction.

To learn more or to support The Remakery or Pop-up Playground, please contact the East Infant School.
 

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