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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 […]

The Ultimate Guide To CFH (Critical Fall Height)

The Ultimate Guide To CFH (Critical Fall Height)
Critical Fall Height (CFH) only applies to playgrounds with play equipment and sometimes, a trim trail.

CFH is the height from which it is assessed that a surface will absorb the impact of a child’s fall, to reduce the risk if serious head injury. This will determine the depth […]

Make The Daily Mile™ Even Easier!

Make The Daily Mile™ Even Easier!

Back in 2012, Elaine Wyllie developed The Daily Mile initiative whilst teaching at St Ninian’s Primary School. Her aim was to get pupils fitter by running for 15 minutes at their own pace around the playground each day. After just four weeks, The Daily Mile had shown improvement in behaviour, […]

[Photos] Playground Surface Installations From The 1990’s

Playground Surface Installations From The 1990’s
Throughout the decades, we have been building an inspirational album full of the playground surfaces that we have installed at schools and nurseries across the UK.

We’re always proud of the work we install, no matter how large or small the project is and with no two projects ever the same, […]

The History of the Hopscotch

The History of the Hopscotch
It is believed that the Hopscotch was first recorded back in 1677. However, there are many theories to how the popular playground game came about. Some say the Romans invented the game in order to train their army, whilst others claim that it was the Chinese who first played it.
How Hopscotch […]

Teaching Road Safety in the Playground

Teaching Road Safety in the Playground
In 2014, it was reported that child casualties from road traffic accidents rose by 6.2% to 16,727, compared to 2013 in the UK.  To help prevent these horrific incidents, why not begin by teaching road safety awareness to your nursery class in the safe surroundings of your own playground.

Roads within […]

Can Rubber Mulch Go Under Trees?

Can Rubber Mulch Go Under Trees?
Rubber mulch is well recognised as an alternative to wood bark chippings.  It’s an eco-friendly option for playground safety surfacing as it’s recycled from old truck tyres.  Unlike bark, it’s bonded together so that no loose particles shed, so maintenance is minimal.  However, it’s still porous, meaning that water can […]

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