Nature Play QLD News

Outdoors Queensland Awards 2020

by Nature Play QLD

Despite the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outdoors Queensland Awards are still going ahead in 2020. Although we don’t know whether we will be able to hold the annual Awards Dinner, we still intend to acknowledge the terrific things people have done in the outdoors throughout the year. Read more…

Return to Play - Guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries

by Nature Play QLD

QORF recommends that all Queensland outdoor organisations, commercial and non-profit, should become familiar with the resources, and follow the guidance contained within. A key task is completing an updated Safety Management Plan for your operations, documenting and displaying relevant parts of that plan. Information on WHS planning for the outdoor sector is available on the QORF website Read more…

Easing of Restrictions FACT SHEET: UPDATE ON RETURN TO PLAY

by Nature Play QLD

The Queensland Government has established the Return to Play Advisory Sub-Committee to provide advice on the best ways to reintroduce sport and continue with active recreation for the whole community. To get back into organised physical activity, we need to build on the progress we have already made – listen to the health advice, maintain a safe distance from others and keep up good hygiene. Read more…

Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in Queensland

by Nature Play QLD

QORF and Nature Play QLD welcome the release by the Queensland government of the “Roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions – A step down approach to COVID-19”. The Roadmap, which was released on Friday 8th May 2020, provides information about restrictions and continuing conditions, sets out a potential timeline for Queenslanders for how we can actively participate in our communities, and provides some information to support businesses and industry. Read more…

Kid's Aren't Alright

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

Primary school-aged children's health hits rock bottom, and the inaugural Childhood Summit 2019 looks to do something about that. Read more…

Where Kids Get Active

by Reshno Ratnam, Home magazine

A residential masterplanned community at South Ripley is the first in Queensland aiming to get more children off the couch and involved in outdoor activities. The partnership between Providence South Ripley and Nature Play Queensland will help shape the community into a place for children to play freely outdoors. Read more…

Eight Year Olds Have Spent A Year Of Their Life In Front Of Screens

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

An average eight-year-old has spent one year of their life in front of a screen according to new research which highlights the extremes of childhood inactivity and the “death” of playtime. These topics will be presented to the Childhood Summit in Brisbane next month. Read more…

Position Vacant: Social Media Coordinator

by Nature Play QLD

Submission Deadline: COB 11 February 2019 Starting Date: Ideally 21 February 2019, otherwise 25 February 2019 Read more…

Young and carefree

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

Open door wide, get kids outside... it's playtime. One of the state’s top play experts warns that over-protective parents must push past their fears as cooped-up children are yearning to explore the outdoors. Read more…

Call Of The Wild

by Frances Whiting, QWeekend

With a generation of children becoming addicted to screens, Queensland schools are embracing a program to get kids off the couch and out into nature. Nature Play QLD is extremely proud to part of this movement, and to have supported the schools and services featured in this article. Read more…

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