Welcome to The School of Play.

At The School of Play, we believe in the transformative power of play. We are a collective of pioneering brands, including Jugar Life, Energetic Education, and The School of Play, each contributing to a singular mission: nurturing autonomous health and wellbeing skills in individuals of all ages.

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Our journey is dedicated to empowering children, adults, and families. We strive to equip them with the resilience and adaptability to navigate life's challenges confidently and positively. Our innovative play-based interventions and research are more than just methods – they are pathways to well-being.

Proven Program Impact

In 2023, we embarked on an exciting journey with La Trobe University to unveil the remarkable health benefits of our FunShop programs. Through a year-long comprehensive study, we have gathered compelling data that showcases the consistent and incredible results our programs deliver.

Boost In Positive Emotions

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Our FunShop program significantly elevates joy and positivity. Participants experienced a remarkable 30% increase in happiness levels, with their positive feelings soaring.

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Reduced Stress and Loneliness

More than just fun, our program is a powerful tool in combating stress and loneliness. We observed a substantial reduction in negative emotions, decreasing over 20%.

Increased Mindfulness

Surge in Energy

Participants left our program happier, more energetic and vibrant. There was an impressive 40% increase in energy levels.

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At The School of Play, the Playful Roo isn't just a mascot—it's our heartbeat. It embodies our vision, mission, and purpose, inspiring us to create a world where play is the pathway to joy and growth. Join us on this exhilarating journey, where every leap is a step towards a happier, kinder world. Welcome to our playground of possibilities!

Embrace the spirit of our Playful Roo, a symbol of our unique approach to movement, learning, and life. Here, we infuse play-based games, creative ideas, and insightful research into every hop, skip, and jump. Our philosophy is simple yet profound: move your body, ignite your mind, and uplift your spirit in the most delightful ways.

Don our special glasses, crafted to view life through dual lenses of gratitude and kindness. The white lens reminds us to cherish and be grateful for the people and blessings in our lives. Meanwhile, the black lens empowers us to see the world with a superhero's heart, spreading kindness to ourselves and others.

Workshops, Keynotes
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Welcome to a World of Playful Possibilities!

At The School of Play, we're not just talking about play – we're living it! Dive into our action-packed Talks and Workshops, where every moment brings joy and laughter. Ready to rediscover the delight in your daily life?

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Explore Our World of Play.

Curious to learn more? Click here to explore our full range of offerings. Whether you're a school, workplace, family, or sports club, we have something tailor-made for you. It's time to play, grow, and transform!
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Our Testimonials

Spending the day with Dale is akin to the feeling you get an extra pump of chocolate sauce on your sundae. The most positively infectious person I’ve ever met. He didn’t stop smiling for 4 hours straight whilst being challenged simultaneously.

Managing Director
Laynton Allen
KidsCo Australia

Dale's keynote was the opening session at PowerUp Conference! and we couldn't have asked for a better start. Within the first few minutes he had the audience moving and laughing, and having fun. Dale was high energy, dynamic, and entertaining AND he provided simple practical tips and ideas that we can all use every day to support our mental health and well-being. The audience loved him

Tania Cotter
Physical Education New Zealand

Unprecedented times, yet one thing stays true, people want to find happiness and joy in life. Dale did such a great job with our staff, we put on a second session for our clients and supporters. Other than leaving everyone exhausted with his energy, I could not speak highly enough of what Dale put together. So much gratitude Dale, thank you.

Jason Fisher
Managing Director

Wow. What can I say? We all need to take time out to appreciate the people around us and take some time to appreciate everything we have. Having Dale engage with us gave everyone inspiration to be the best they can be and was so refreshing to hear about. Dale's journey and how we can all benefit from positivity. Thanks Dale!

Dave Smith
Senior Program Manager
Motorola Solutions

Very fun, engaging and hands-on. Dale was very enthusiastic and had lots of brilliant ideas and activities suitable for all. The best workshop I have attended in years.

Sarah Mc
Bangkok Patana College
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Proven Program Impact

Our specially designed play-based well-being programs are more than just activities; they are a proven methodology to turn the tide on the mental health crisis facing our youth. With 1 in 4 adolescents and 1 in 7 primary school children grappling with mental illness and an alarming 65% of those not seeking help, the need for change has never been more urgent.By embedding structured play into the fabric of education and daily life, we can significantly enhance the overall well-being of children and adolescents.

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The App

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Step into a world where your well-being is a playful adventure with the Jugar Life Wellness Portal. Begin each day purposefully and end with a heart full of joy using our daily wellness tools designed to anchor your morning and evening routines. With over 1000 play-based activities, our app is your gateway to rediscovering everyday fun, complete with easy-to-follow videos and ready-to-print guides. Beyond games, enrich your personal growth with our extensive library of professional development courses led by world-class experts. Let daily inspiration uplift you through our motivational mission cards and quotes.

The Jugar Life Wellness Portal is not just an app—it's a global movement towards redefining wellness. Join us in bringing the transformative power of play into the lives of individuals, families, schools, and workplaces. Download now for FREE and be part of a journey that rekindles joy, creativity, and connection in your life.

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This book was fantastic and so easy to read. It was funny, realinsightful, and made me sit back and reflect on the way I live.I have already recommended this book to many peopleincluding lots of teaching colleagues.

Kyle Wood

This book was fantastic and so easy to read. It was funny, real, insightful and made me sit back and reflect on the way I live my life. I have already recommended this book to many people including lots of my teaching colleagues.

Sonia King

A fantastic read! Was a great reminder that you are never to old to incorporate play into your day. Well written and easy to read.Dales passion shines though on every page. No matter your mood play will always enrich you life.

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Membership Play Portal

We believe that play has the power to make ordinary lives extraordinary. To help people discover their playful side, we have assembled a collection of 1000 + games and activities suited to all ages. We’ve even thrown in over 100 professional development courses to help you find a flourishing version of yourself to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. So why not come and see why 1000 teachers, sports coaches, fitness professionals, business owners and corporate employees are on board?

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