FREE NATURE PLAY GROUP
JUNCTION LAUNCHES NEW NATURE PLAY GROUP IN THE SOUTH
Leading social enterprise, Junction is set to launch a new Junction-led Nature Play Group at Seaford Meadows with a FREE event on Thursday 8 October.
The Nature Play Group encourages children to get outdoors and play in natural environments, away from technology – stimulating their initiative, creativity and resilience while also encouraging an appreciation for the world they live in.
The group supports unstructured, child-led play activities using only what can be found naturally – whether that be creating small items with bark and leaves, building a hut with tree branches, or simply splashing in a few puddles.
“Nature play is so crucial, it connects children to other children, to other families and to the natural environment,” says Caitlin, Junction Seaford Meadows Community Development Officer and group creator.
To celebrate, Junction is hosting a FREE Launch Event on Thursday 8 October at Seaford Meadows Scouts Hall from 9:30am – 2:30pm.
For those wanting to continue their Nature Play experiences, sessions will commence from 12 October, with a gold coin donation to the Seaford Meadow Scouts.
“There are several nature-focused playgroups across South Australia, and it can sometimes cost $10 – $35 per attendance, which is really limiting to some families,” she said. “So, we have created our own version – and it’s only a gold coin donation to get in.”
Having amassed close to 200 group members on Facebook since announcing the initiative, Caitlin is optimistic that this initiative will only continue to grow.
“There’s a real hunger for it. I’m a mum too, and just chatting to other parents I can see how excited they are for it.”
What Junction Nature Play Group Launch Event
When Thursday 8 October, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Where Seaford Meadows Scouts Hall, 7 Railway Rd, Seaford Meadows SA 5169
Launch event: FREE
Please note: Full sessions commencing 12 October will be accessible through a gold coin donation, with all donations going to the Seaford Meadows Scouts.
Bookings are essential.
Please email Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org