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Easy Ways Schools Can Encourage Outdoor Activity

Easy Ways Schools Can Encourage Outdoor Activity
School playgrounds should be a hive of activity, with children making the most of the time between lessons to have fun and get active. However as ever younger children bring mobile phones into schools, it is easy to see how break time activity can slip into decline.

Even schools who […]

How Your Nursery Can Encourage Embodied Learning

How Your Nursery Can Encourage Embodied Learning
There are many arguments about the best way to get young children engaged in learning, however, a lot of people agree the idea of Embodied Learning is one of the best.

In its basic form embodied learning is founded on the idea children learn best when using their own bodies […]

Does Your Playground Reduce Bullying?

A recent study from New Zealand suggests that the design of a playground could have an impact on the levels of bullying reported within a school.

The study followed children aged between 6 – 9 years old in 16 schools over a period of two years. Eight of the selected schools received a modified playground that […]

Little Known Ways to Improve Your Nursery’s Garden

Little Known Ways to Improve Your Nursery’s Garden
An outdoor learning environment offers children experiences that are harder to provide in the same way indoors.  A garden filled with lots of opportunities can support health, stimulate risk-taking and sensory experiences. It’s also worth remembering that offering a safe and exciting place to explore may be the […]

How We Spent Our Summer

How We Spent Our Summer
The summer holidays are our busiest time of year. Whilst the schools are quiet, it’s our turn to head into playgrounds and install our play surfacing.  Once again, our summer has been spent working on some really exciting play areas. We’ve installed both our safety surfaces at schools across the UK. Many […]

Get Rid of Mud Once and For All!

Get Rid of Mud Once and For All!

The Problem with Mud in Playgrounds
Schools and nurseries with small playgrounds of mainly fields know all too well that mud can restrict play and outdoor learning. Even when it’s not raining, mud can still stop children from getting outside at break time.

Any play equipment in the school playground, […]

Teachers, Don’t Fundraise Until You’ve Read This!

Teachers, Don’t Fundraise Until You’ve Read This!
Fundraising is fantastic! It builds spirits, brings communities together and shows hard work pays off when you can afford what you’ve been fundraising for.

But, it can have the opposite effect, where no matter how hard you try, you still need that cash injection.

Both our rubber mulch and wet pour […]

The Best Outdoor Play Articles of the Past Month

Teachers, Don’t Fundraise Until You’ve Read This!
We may be THE playground surfacing experts – but we are by no means outdoor play experts. In order to achieve such status, we keep well educated on our customer’s industry and study the benefits of outdoor play.

Playing outdoors during school and nursery hours has been hot news over […]

Six Outdoor Fundraising Ideas for Children

Six Outdoor Fundraising Ideas for Children
We understand that enhancing your school or nursery can be pricey. That’s why as part of our impeccable service, we’d like to help you with any additional fundraising that you may need towards your new playground flooring.

We’ve taken a twist on six traditional outdoor fundraising ideas, that schoolchildren and nursery […]

The Best Kind of Surfacing for Trim Trails

The Best Kind of Surfacing for Trim Trails
Commonly found in school playgrounds,trim trails are fun obstacle courses that test children’s balance and coordination. However, many of these adventure trails are out of use due to inadequate surfacing underneath the play equipment.
What Surfacing is Required for Trim Trails?
Trim trails tend to be quite low to the ground as […]

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