The intention of the Scrapstore PlayPod is to provide opportunities for children to take risks through their play, therefore children do take higher risks than normal when playing with loose parts. However, we know that taking managed risk is an important part of children‘s healthy development. Exposing children to opportunities that involve risk taking allows them to learn to manage risk independently.
During the research phase of the project where 9 schools participated, it was recorded that there was a significant reduction, between 50% and 70%, in recorded minor accidents and injuries. We continually see this in every school we work