About the Pod

Play pod

Newport Lakes Primary School launched The Play POD with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday the 25th of October 2013.


The POD is a colourfully converted shipping container full of recycled loose parts, with which children can play at lunchtimes. Based on a hugely successful model in the USA and the UK, the POD transforms playgrounds to make them into more creative, innovative and friendly spaces for our children at lunchtime.


The POD is a key part of the Creating Positive Playgrounds in Schools Program, and we are a Partner School. The process of obtaining the POD was a long journey, which started back in 2011.


The Pod has definitely been worth the wait, as it has managed to rejuvinate the playground and further develop multi-age interactions with our students.