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The kindy that sends children into the wild outdoors

The kindy that sends children into the wild outdoors | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Are kids too pampered these days? Is too much time spent inside on screens and not enough in the great outdoors? Bush Kindergarten may be a great alternative.
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Child injury profile : District Health Boards 2008-2012 (hospital admissions), 2006-2012 (deaths) [Infographics, 2014] - Safekids Aotearoa

Child injury profile : District Health Boards 2008-2012 (hospital admissions), 2006-2012 (deaths) [Infographics, 2014] - Safekids Aotearoa | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
These infographics include statistics on child injury by District Health Board area. This includes unintentional and intentional injury statistics, hospital admissions by ethnic group, leading causes and types, and most common places children are injured. It also includes actions readers can do to prevent child injuries.
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Go kids, run free

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Watching her three children climbing trees and swinging on play equipment in a school yard, Felicity McElroy says she is all for free play even if it involv
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Too-soft mums 'put sons at risk' | Stuff.co.nz

Too-soft mums 'put sons at risk' | Stuff.co.nz | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Controversial social commentator Celia Lashlie has lashed out at mothers who mollycoddle their sons.
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Adventurer Steve Gurney wants us to relax and let natual selection work

Adventurer Steve Gurney wants us to relax and let natual selection work | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
"I'm vehemently opposed to [the guidelines]. We are totally wrapped in bubble wrap by this stupid nanny state."
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Bethan Montgomery's comment, March 15, 8:12 PM
Steve Gurney is saying that with all of the rules ensuring our safety, it is taking away the aspect of adventure. He says that we do not needs skills, just the ability to be able to manage and assess risk within the moment. With the safety net of rules to keep ourselves safe, we are not able to develop our risk part of the brains in order to be able to remain safe.
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Pre-schoolers connect with nature

Pre-schoolers connect with nature | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Te Anau pre-schoolers are more connected to nature than ever before.
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Anne Waters's comment, March 15, 7:43 PM
Taking children into the outdoors to learn helps them to figure out thier own boundaries, also learning about nature helps kids to be more careful, and bubble wrapping them is not allowing them to go and explore
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'Stop wrapping Kiwi kids in cotton wool'

'Stop wrapping Kiwi kids in cotton wool' | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
The latest national and local news, opinion, comment and reader views from around New Zealand
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Georgia Ellison's comment, March 15, 5:46 PM
This Article was written in 2008 which was 10 years ago. In this article they are talking about how parents are cotton wooling their kids which is increasing obesity and diabeties
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Rock climbers fear health and safety will kill climbs

Rock climbers fear health and safety will kill climbs | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Legislative changes may see the closure of access to some cliffs and rock faces.
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Michael Ritchie's comment, March 15, 3:47 AM
I believe that rock climbers should be able to climb where ever they want. Health and safety should not control whether rock climbers are allowed to climb or not. Climbers know the risk that they are taking when climbing and take adequate safety precautions to minimise the danger.
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'Looming access crisis' threatens risky outdoor activities, climbers warn

'Looming access crisis' threatens risky outdoor activities, climbers warn | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Health and safety law is threatening access to traditional climbing sites.
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Argyle Morling's comment, March 18, 6:55 PM
In this article changes in the health and safety act are meaning that activities are being put under pressure to change. Cliff faces all over New Zealand have come under alarm and have had to be blocked off from climbers for the time being as councils believe they are unsafe and dangerous. People have been learning to climb on these cliffs for 50 years but now they are being stopped. So they are being stopped from outdoor recreation because people and councils now do not have the same views on society we have had in the past.
Argyle Morling's comment, March 18, 6:55 PM
In this article changes in the health and safety act are meaning that activities are being put under pressure to change. Cliff faces all over New Zealand have come under alarm and have had to be blocked off from climbers for the time being as councils believe they are unsafe and dangerous. People have been learning to climb on these cliffs for 50 years but now they are being stopped. So they are being stopped from outdoor recreation because people and councils now do not have the same views on society we have had in the past.
Argyle Morling's comment, March 18, 6:55 PM
In this article changes in the health and safety act are meaning that activities are being put under pressure to change. Cliff faces all over New Zealand have come under alarm and have had to be blocked off from climbers for the time being as councils believe they are unsafe and dangerous. People have been learning to climb on these cliffs for 50 years but now they are being stopped. So they are being stopped from outdoor recreation because people and councils now do not have the same views on society we have had in the past.
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Watch: Meet Wanaka's Kiwi kid whose love of the outdoors has him attempting death-defying acts

Watch: Meet Wanaka's Kiwi kid whose love of the outdoors has him attempting death-defying acts | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Nat Warburton doesn't own a single device. He's too busy having the time of his life.
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Sam Te Whare's comment, March 18, 6:56 PM
Nat shows in this article that having fun doesn't have to involve technology. There are no adults supervising over him during the activities showing they're letting him be independent. He wants to make an adventure movie to inspire other children and people to allow themselves or children to roam free without restrictions. Before he climbs he is asked by the reporter "do you think that going to hold you?" and he replies "I don't know" but is confident when he says it. Shows he is learning through experience instead of being bubble wrapped or told no by parents. His parents dont make his choices, he makes them himself and does what he enjoys.
Sam Te Whare's comment, March 18, 6:56 PM
Nat shows in this article that having fun doesn't have to involve technology. There are no adults supervising over him during the activities showing they're letting him be independent. He wants to make an adventure movie to inspire other children and people to allow themselves or children to roam free without restrictions. Before he climbs he is asked by the reporter "do you think that going to hold you?" and he replies "I don't know" but is confident when he says it. Shows he is learning through experience instead of being bubble wrapped or told no by parents. His parents dont make his choices, he makes them himself and does what he enjoys.
Sam Te Whare's comment, March 18, 6:56 PM
Nat shows in this article that having fun doesn't have to involve technology. There are no adults supervising over him during the activities showing they're letting him be independent. He wants to make an adventure movie to inspire other children and people to allow themselves or children to roam free without restrictions. Before he climbs he is asked by the reporter "do you think that going to hold you?" and he replies "I don't know" but is confident when he says it. Shows he is learning through experience instead of being bubble wrapped or told no by parents. His parents dont make his choices, he makes them himself and does what he enjoys.
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Pelorus

A short film by Alex Sutherland When a backyard inventor throws himself off a bridge in 70's New Zealand, bungy is born. In the midst of a split with…
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She Climbs Like a Girl—and It’s Awesome

She Climbs Like a Girl—and It’s Awesome | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Hazel Findlay talks about her experiences being one of the few professional female rock climbers.
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Hegemony - 10 Minute Philosophy - Terms

In this episode, we define the term "Hegemony". Please fee free to leave examples of cultural hegemony that you've experienced in the comment section Yo
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Primary schoolkids banned from climbing trees because of liability fears | Stuff.co.nz

Primary schoolkids banned from climbing trees because of liability fears | Stuff.co.nz | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
A school has stopped its kids climbing trees because of fears it will be slapped with a hefty fine.
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Celia Lashlie on helping boys grow up - ABC

Celia Lashlie on helping boys grow up - ABC | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Celia Lashlie was devoted to helping adolescent boys become good men.
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No Rules School

Dateline visits a school with no rules in New Zealand, but is the kids' playtime chaos good for learning or has the principal gone too far? For more on Dan
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Steve Gurney – Risky Business

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For adventurer Steve Gurney, life is about taking risks and he fears that New Zealand society has become over-regulated, risk-averse, and wrapped in cotton wool. His challenge is to let children make mistakes, climb trees and play bullrush - to help them learn how to find their limits in later life. Eating Dirt, by Steve Gurney, is published by Random House.
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Daniel Shanks's comment, March 15, 11:44 PM
Don't have to listen to what your believe is safe or is the right idea. Testing and changing beliefs e.g(i'm going to come last in cross country then not coming last). test of determination and limits e.g(falling over and getting back up again).
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Shelley Bridgeman: Are we raising cotton wool kids?

Shelley Bridgeman: Are we raising cotton wool kids? | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
We risked cracking our skulls open every single day and it didn’t do us any harm. In comparison, subsequent generations of children are soft, pampered and
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Brenna Yuksel's comment, March 15, 8:08 PM
In this article, Shelly believes that this generation being brought up is overprotected by parents from the environment around them, and it's depriving them of learning independently. People are worrying too much about the safety and well being of children. "half of children aged between seven and 12 are not allowed to climb a tree without an adult present".


The article suggests that there should be a reasonable balance of bubble wrapping children and exposing them to risks. There needs to be a halfway point between the two, as children need to have those opportunities to learn from the risks in life, but also need to be ensured it is done in a reasonably safe manner. It's important that the well being of children is looked after, but it's also important for them to enjoy and learn from the environment they will be living in. Children should not and cannot be hidden from the dangers in life, so it's better for them to understand and make those decisions for themselves.
Mikaela Woodroffe's comment, March 15, 8:37 PM
Children back in the day were able to roam all day without adult supervision. They were able to be creative by building forts and making rafts but now with the rule that adult supervision must be in place if a child wants to go outside it has stopped children actually wanting to do stuff. Parents also dont have the time to go out and just watch their child for hours each day so kids would rather sit inside playing games. This has caused them to become soft and we are raising cotton wool kids. There is always going to be risk with activities but we need to risk that to have adventure.
Mikaela Woodroffe's comment, March 15, 8:37 PM
Children back in the day were able to roam all day without adult supervision. They were able to be creative by building forts and making rafts but now with the rule that adult supervision must be in place if a child wants to go outside it has stopped children actually wanting to do stuff. Parents also dont have the time to go out and just watch their child for hours each day so kids would rather sit inside playing games. This has caused them to become soft and we are raising cotton wool kids. There is always going to be risk with activities but we need to risk that to have adventure.
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'Cotton wool culture' stops children playing

'Cotton wool culture' stops children playing | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Youngsters need to learn about risk, say watchdogs
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Taalia Joosten's comment, March 15, 12:46 AM
“They should determine how children can benefit from challenging play while still making sure they are not exposed to unnecessary risk.” The writer believes that there should be a balance where kids can benefit and learn from experience risk, while parents are still able to stand in or stop activities if they are looking too dangerous or very consequential. “Half of children aged between seven and 12 are not allowed to climb a tree.” Shows how over the top many parents are, and how many risk and learning experiences they are taking away from their children. The author overall believes that the children are unable to experience risk and important lesson learning experiences within today's society, which they should be given for them to be able to learn and grow from their actions, but at the same time being kept out of any extreme or life threatening situations.
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'Looming access crisis' threatens risky outdoor activities, climbers warn

'Looming access crisis' threatens risky outdoor activities, climbers warn | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Health and safety law is threatening access to traditional climbing sites.
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Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools

Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
“ Without toys and largely unsupervised, children climb and cook and howl like wolves in the wilderness.”
Via W. Bradley Gooderham
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Tyla Russek's comment, March 18, 7:07 PM
In this article, the kids in Germany at the Robin Hood kindergarden spend their time largely unsupervised in the forest. The only things they bring with them are knives to play with. The teacher believes that it is far more important for the kids to experience nature, and learn about nature while out in the wilderness than just having knowledge of nature from books.
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At NZ's first bush school, kids play with knives, eat possums and are free to roam

At NZ's first bush school, kids play with knives, eat possums and are free to roam | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Kids play with knives, catch and eat possums and and are free to roam.
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Daniel Shanks's comment, March 15, 11:48 PM
Creating a survival feel and learning what is eatable and what is not through experiences so if they ever get stuck in the bush they are able to use the experiences.
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Bungee Man

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The great untold story of the man who should be world famous in NZ. Chris Sigglekow is the unsung pioneer who took the plunge that kick-started the billion dollar adventure tourism industry.
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The surfer who wouldn't take no for an answer - BBC News

The surfer who wouldn't take no for an answer - BBC News | Bubble Wrap Revolution | Scoop.it
Despite being the best female surfer in Brazil, Silvana Lima was refused sponsorship deals because she wasn't considered sufficiently good-looking.
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