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Outdoor Play In Winter: Don’t Let Bad Weather Ruin The Fun

Outdoor Play In Winter: Don’t Let Bad Weather Ruin Your Fun
During winter it can be tempting to limit outdoor play to avoid the risk of children being stuck with nothing but wet clothes and shoes to wear until home time.

However with children in the UK spending on average less time outside that prison inmates, it’s […]

How Long Does A Playground Install Take?

How Long Does A Playground Install Take?
Whenever we speak to a school or nursery about installing new a new playground surface, the chances are they need to have a clear timescale to work with. So we thought we’d use this blog to try and shed some light on how long it can take to install […]

How to Care For Playground Surfacing

How to Care For Playground Surfacing
Our playground surfaces are not only impact absorbent, they are also non-slip and virtually maintenance free. This said, to ensure your playground is as safe as can be and lasts as long as possible, we do recommend giving your new surfacing some TLC every so often.

One simple way to care […]

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 […]

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