The Groundwork playscape exhibit, in partnership with Play England, fought off stiff competition to win a prestigious Gold Award at this week's Hampton Court Flower Show. The exhibit, which demonstrates an innovative approach to designing local play spaces, was highly praised for its originality and the enthusiasm of all the team involved. It was also praised for the fantastic public response, who were said to love the idea of this genuinely playable landscape.
Groundwork's experience of working to tackle climate change will form part of two crucial events on the subject in May 2007.
Play environments have the power to fire our children's imagination, but many simply inhibit their mental and physical progress with sterile, risk-averse playgrounds. That's the message behind environmental charity Groundwork's latest campaign to bring natural play to neighbourhoods across the UK.
Investment in the local environment is returned with interest in benefits to the local economy, new research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Groundwork has concluded in a report published today.
Barclays Spaces for Sports has made it two in a row after being awarded the Sport England Community Programme Award by Richard Caborn at the Sport Industry Awards.
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