A Nature Playscape (playground)...
- is a place to discover and develop all of our senses as nature intended.
My (Tim Böhm) commitment
I'm running in the upcoming ACT election as a Canberra Progressives candidate to represent the Canberra community. I will uphold and promote the following principles, both as a candidate and as a member of the Assembly if elected:
Why our suburbs need Nature based playgrounds
Childhood today is a vastly different reality to what childhood has been in the past. In the past, regular access to the outdoors sustained wellbeing and provided a place for learning and growth on all levels. 21st century children are spending increasingly larger and disproportionate amounts of time in ‘restrictive' environments often consumed by technology advancements.
Many children are faced with increased indoor time due to our current educational strategies, our relationship to learning and provisions for space.
When children do get to ‘play outside’ play environments have often become exclusively focused on the physical development of the child and are limited in the ways they nourish and uphold the development of the imagination, the sensory capacities of the child, and the souls need to experience beauty.
If elected, I will fight for small nature based playgrounds to be built in the following suburbs (for a start): Watson, Downer, Hackett, Narrabundah, Dickson, Campbell and Oaks Estate.
Nature Playscape (playground)...
- ...invokes the child’s imagination to seek and find, inspire them to look further and deeper
A Nature Playscape (playground)...is a place to discover and develop all of our senses as nature intended.
Nature Playscape (playground)......invokes the child’s imagination to seek and find, inspire them to look further and deeper
Artists in Schools Program - Supporting 50 to 150 artists and schools every year.
In 2015, Tony Abbott’s Liberal Federal Government cut funding to the Australia Council’s Artists in Residence in schools program, which was operational in the ACT until this time. Since then Victoria has for many years funded their own Artist in Schools Program. But here in Canberra, our students and artists have been ignored. The Canberra Progressives, if elected, will re‑establish an ACT Artists in Schools program.
Is now the time to “reshape cities”?
"New ways of living, learning, working and playing become possible with city-shaping projects. By comparison, the procession of follower projects simply perpetuates settlement patterns and economic structures. This is the claim and appeal of high-speed rail. Advocates argue such an investment would divert a significant proportion of urban growth from the far-flung suburbs of metropolitan areas to new regional locations. That’s because these regions will then have similar travel times into core city labour markets." Marcus Luigi Spiller Associate Professor of Urban Planning (honorary), University of Melbourne READ MORE https://bit.ly/2Dxn9Hm
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Talking with veterans
- RSL National Event Lake Burley Griffin Canberra
Majura Primary School fete
- One of many BBQ volunteers
On Sunrise talking HSR
- Benefits and possibilities
Rotary Club of Canberra
- Volunteering at BuyCycle
Multicultural Festival 2019
- Good times with friends and the police