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Early Childhood students from Monaghan Institute visit the new Rossmore play park

Early Childhood students from Monaghan institute visited the new play park in Rossmore Park, Monaghan recently with their tutors. Dympna Condra from Monaghan County Council delivered an exciting presentation, highlighting the process of developing the playground. Topics included the consultation process with children in local primary schools, a key emphasis on inclusion was considered in the design of the playground. Also, how children’s ideas were incorporated in the design, such as natural materials and lots of opportunities for exploring. The importance of outdoor play in child development is one of the themes the learners are studying at Monaghan Institute.

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