Boundaries

Boundaries
How about this as an example of an alternative to a fully enclosed fence where defined spaces are needed but where children can chose to cross the boundary. A low fence here takes into account a favourite old tree trunk, which can be climbed over and/or used as a base for small world or imaginary play. This can be a type of 'one way valve' where younger children on one side can chose to join the older ones on the otherside (as I understand this to be the case here) but the older ones are asked to keep their exuberant play on "their" side of the boundary or to play with the younger children "at the stump". A lovely example in my view, of non-prescriptive design that affords a variety of interpretations.

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