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Why Do Schools Have Playgrounds?

If I asked you to think back to your time at primary school, you may remember that great teacher, or a certain lesson that inspired you. I bet you also think about the time you spent in the playground, making friends, falling out and learning how to make games and relationships work.

It’s hard to imagine […]

The Top 5 Reasons For Investing In Safety Surfacing

Investing in safety surfacing can be a big decision. If you are working to a tight budget, it may be tempting to ask whether you really need a safety surface or whether grass will suffice. While natural grass has its merits, there are lots of reasons why investing in a safety surface could be a […]

How Is Playground Surfacing Installed?

How Is Playground Surfacing Installed?
If you’ve never invested in playground surfacing before, it can seem like a complicated business – however it is quite simple!

Once you know the area size, what the surfacing will be installed upon and what you want to use the area for, our teams can do all of the hard-work for […]

How To Make The Most Of The PE & Sports Premium

Now that you have read our previous posts, you know what the premium is, how much your school will receive and what you can use it for.

But the most the important question is: how can you make the most of it?

Of course, this will depend on your individual school and the pupils that you cater […]

What Can The PE & Sports Premium Be Spent On?

When it comes to what the PE & Sports Premium can be spent on, the clue is in the name. The funding must be used to “make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE and sports you offer.”

This roughly translates as using the premium to develop, or add to the existing PE […]

How is the PE & Sports Premium Allocated?

In our last post, we delved into what exactly the PE & Sports Premium is, and how it is being funded. If you missed that post, you can read it here.

So now, the big question is how is the money being allocated?

In a nutshell, schools receive the funding based on the number of pupils enrolled […]

What Is The PE & Sports Premium?

Over the past twelve months school budgets have been a hot topic of debate, with stories such as school weeks being shortened and pleas to parents becoming regular tabloid headlines.

As school staff members grapple with how to make their budgets stretch as far as possible, there has at least been one silver lining – The […]

How To Fund Your Playground

How To Fund Your Playground
As the weather slowly but surely gets warmer and children look forward to spend more time outdoors, you may be starting to think more about your outside spaces. We understand however that improving your outside space can seem like a big project – with one of the first questions being ‘How […]

Which Safety Surface Is Best For Me?

Which Safety Surfacing Is Best For Me?
If you are looking to create a new play area, one of the obvious questions is which safety surface will serve you best?

Both of our safety surfaces are impact absorbent and non-slip, they have also been tested to both British and European safety standards. This said, some projects would […]

What Options Are There For Repairing Playground Surfaces?

What Options Are There For Repairing Playground Surfacing?
Arriving in the morning to find your playground surfacing has been damaged can be heart-breaking and infuriating. The important thing is what you do next. Luckily there are a number of options available if you find your surfacing has been damaged.
So what can you do?
If the damaged area […]

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