Grants and Donations

Grants and Donations

Donation of trampoline

May 2018

Rangebank Primary School would like to thank Vuly Trampolines for generously donatating   one of their trampolines to Rangebank Primary School. We are sure that students will put the trampoline to good use.

The following document has been provided  by Vuly Tramoplines.

 5 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outdoors

Playing outside every day give your kids a healthy dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a vital ingredient for growth and development, and kids need sunlight on their skin for the body to make vitamin D.

But along with sunlight, going outside to play is also a must to make sure your kids get their daily dose of physical exercise. The type of play needed to really burn through your kids’ energy and get their heart rate pumping can only ever been done outside.

Exposure to sunlight also helps to influence the production of serotonin which regulates mood and emotion. When serotonin levels are high, children can feel a sense of well-being, joy and happiness while the opposite may occur when serotonin is low with aggression, depression and anxiety often developing.

So now you know why it’s so important, your next step is to find ways to get your kids excited about heading outside. Here are some great ways to get your kids out there and playing in the outdoors.

1.  Sports

Getting your kids involved in sport is the ultimate way for them to have fun outside and be active. Whether that be playing a few games of backyard cricket, kicking a ball around in the local park or signing your kid up to be part of a sports team, as long as they’re being active and having fun, that’s all that matters. Here’s our pretty comprehensive list of sports that are played outdoors and are ideal for your kids to try:

  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Touch football
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Putt putt
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming

2.  Exploring Parks and Nature Reserves

Simply taking your kids for a walk through a local park or nature reserve is not only a fun day out, but it’s also an excellent way for your kids to connect with nature. In nature reserves, your kids can learn all about the natural environment and wildlife. Most national parks have a number of walking trails where your kids can explore natural landscapes such as bushland, rainforest, wetlands and more.

But if there are no nature reserves near you, spending time in your local park can be just as fun for your kids. A park gives them the space they need to run around and burn their energy in a safe environment. They could even bring a soccer ball to kick around, walk the dog or use the parks play equipment to get the sun and exercise they need.

Visit the Victorian Government’s Parks Victoria website to find the recreational areas nearest to you and to see what facilities, guided tours or activities are on offer.

3.  Outdoor Toys

If your kids complain that they don’t want to play outside because there’s nothing fun they can do, add some of these outdoor toys to the outdoor activities list. From something cheap and simple like a hula hoop or bubble blower right up to a bicycle or skateboard, every one of these toys below is loads of fun for adults and kids alike, and each one has to be used outside.

  • Hoola Hoop
  • Slip and slide
  • Frisbee
  • Bicycle
  • Scooter
  • Skateboard
  • Water gun
  • Bubble blower
  • Skipping rope
  • Kite
  • Archery

4.  Outdoor Play Equipment

If outdoor toys just don’t cut it, having various pieces of outdoor play equipment in your yard can be an even bigger drawcard for your kids that will encourage them to head outside and play. But that doesn’t mean you need to install a full playground
in your yard to keep the kids entertained. Consider which piece of play equipment your child will enjoy most and choose the best one that fits within your budget. 

  • Swing set
  • Cubby house
  • Sandpit
  • Slide
  • Seesaw
  • Monkey bars
  • Jungle gym

Jumping on a Trampoline

What could be more fun for your kids than feeling the momentary weightlessness of jumping up and down on a trampoline? Not only is this an awesome way to get exercise, but your kids can also burn energy very quickly on a trampoline. You’ll be amazed by how much joy and excitement they can get out of this piece of play equipment. You may even find that they’ve been jumping around for hours on end, not even realising how much time they are spending outside.

When buying a trampoline for your kids, Vuly Play is a safe and reliable option you can consider. Vuly Play trampolines are quality made right here in Australia and have all the safety features you should expect to see to keep your kids safe while having fun outside. You can even buy extra accessories for your trampoline to add even more fun to their outdoor play.

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