We’ve read and heard much about the positive impacts of nature on mental and physical health, but here’s a heartwarming story of how disability is no barrier to enjoying nature in Centennial Parklands.
Recently a group of support workers from Eastern Respite & Recreation (based in Maroubra) brought a group of children along to a Bush School program in Centennial Parklands.
Eastern Respite & Recreation has been supporting people with a disability and their families for almost 30 years. They provide respite, day programs and recreational services to people who have a disability living throughout Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Centennial Parklands Education Rangers worked alongside the support workers to ensure that all children were engaged and supported in free play during the sessions.
The sessions were led by the interests of the kids and included building a shelter from tree branches and foliage, and going on a nature trail (some of the group also planned a nature trail for the Rangers to complete!).
The kids enjoyed free time playing games, making clay animals, climbing trees and discovering different birds and bugs that live in the Park.
Just another snapshot of how Centennial Parklands supports the community.
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- Learn more about Eastern Respite & Recreation
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