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 the last few years. Funding appeared as Sport England rolled out the ‘Primary Spaces’ project, and initiatives such as the Daily Mile and Forest Schools took off.

Primary spaces surfacing

It’s an obvious fact that outdoor play has a lot of health benefits, but as kids become more tech-savvy, time outdoors is becoming a thing of the past and research is going into further advantages to taking learning outside.

We like to be ahead of the game and learn further as to why our surfacing can benefit schools and nurseries for their outdoor lessons.  Here are some of the best articles concerning the benefits of outdoor play we’ve found over the last month.

 

BHF National Centre Fact Sheets

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Health have created five detailed fact sheets addressing physical activity in the under-fives.  They stress the guidelines for EYFS, the current situation, and the importance.

 

Outdoor Learning: The Secret to Improving Behaviour in Schools

The WWF provided and funded this article for The Guardian to communicate how outdoor learning can have a positive impact on concentration and behavior.

Children learning outdoors

Exercise Helps Children Learn, Say Experts

Health Policy Editor, Denis Campbell, explains how vigorous activity can help with brain development.

 

[Playlist] The Importance of Play

TED Talks have compiled a playlist of eight talks that stress the importance of play and how it can inspire.

 

On The Outside – How Forest School Lessons Can Help Learners with Autism

English and forest school teacher, Gordon Cairns talks about how the philosophy of the forest school can have a dramatic impact for those with an autism spectrum disorder.

We regularly share these kinds of headlines on our Twitter (@billybounceltd). If you’d like to follow us to keep updated, we’ll be sure to follow you back and share any outdoor ideas!

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