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Risk assessments

Centennial Parklands' Educators have the technical expertise and experience to assess the risks and benefits associated with the range of activities that we deliver in our learning programs.

Challenge and adventure in the outdoors

We believe in creating and delivering learning opportunities that allow participants in our programs to be able to explore and experience themselves through play and interaction with the natural environment. This is done by providing opportunities to take acceptable risks in environments that are challenging and stimulating.

The benefit of this risk is in fostering the development of life-long skills by allowing learning to occur through experiences that cannot be taught, what can be found out by ourselves by being in situations that push our own limits and abilities.

Centennial Parklands' team of educators have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities that are delivered as part of our learning programs. When planning our activities, we ask:

  • What skills and competencies do we want children to develop when participating in our activities?

  • What risks must we allow or create to enable us to experience the potential benefits of nature play?

Assessing risk

Learning outside the classroom will inevitably mean that participants will be exposed to potential hazards.

We assess our hazards and risks in the following way:

  • Which hazards need to be modified or removed?

  • Which hazards are acceptable and create opportunities for participants to benefit from negotiating that hazard?

The risks that our students are exposed to include:

  • Moving around on uneven terrain

  • Moving through vegetation

  • Interactions with living things (plants and animals)

  • Learning in an open space that is shared by other park users

  • Being in the outdoors with its changeable weather

  • Learning and playing around water.

All of the Parklands' Education Rangers have training and experience in identifying and managing risk to ensure that our participants will be challenged by the hands-on nature of our programs without exposure to harm.

Risk assessment for your booking or visit 

As part of Greater Sydney Parklands, Centennial Parklands' educators run programs in Centennial Parklands, Callan Park, and Western Syndey Parklands.
Please see our Risk Assessment for all sites