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:
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:
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 here.