The Importance Of Arts In Primary Schools

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The recent pandemic has contributed to art being put on the back seat. There is pressure to ensure children catch up with all the core subjects. Art lessons are relegated to extra curriculum activities. The debate about the importance of art continues. This blog can only touch the surface, but here at The School Playground Company believe it is essential … Read More

What is sensory play?

Dan StephensonSensory, Imaginative & Creative

Sensory play is any activity that engages a child’s senses, including sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. It can be as simple as playing with different textures or exploring new smells. Sensory play is important for children because it helps them to develop their cognitive and motor skills. There are many benefits of sensory play. It can help children to … Read More

A Playground For All Ages

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Today’s modern playgrounds need to offer children an outlet for their energy with physical activity and encourage social interaction, creativity, problem-solving, and contact and interaction with nature. To enable this to happen, you have to ensure that age-appropriate equipment is available and accessible to all the children.  Playgrounds need to engage all your pupils by being inclusive and accessible. They … Read More

How To Make Your School Playground More Fun And Exciting

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School playgrounds are an integral part of a students day. Time spent in the playground plays a significant role in a child’s development. It’s a time to decompress let off steam, which is beneficial to everyone when they go back into the classrooms less hyper and more inclined to focus on the lessons. A school playground is also a place … Read More

The Benefits Of Outdoor Gym Equipment

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Children need to blow off steam; we all know this. Otherwise, they become fatigued, bored, restless, naughty, inattentive. The list goes on as many parents and teachers will know. However, avoiding all these troublesome outcomes is easy, especially with outdoor gym equipment and the experience of the School Playground Company. To help in determining if your school would benefit from … Read More

Benefits Of An Outdoor Classroom

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Parents and schools are becoming more active in encouraging creative play-based education to promote life and social skills through free and guided play. But, moving one step further, why not take classroom instruction outside? Changing the environment from a traditional classroom setting can rekindle a child’s interest in learning, alongside other benefits. Nature-Based Learning  Learning about nature is not the … Read More

4 Key Features for a New Playground

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Playgrounds are an integral part of a child’s educational journey, having an essential role in encouraging life skills, creative play and social skills. Long gone are the days of hard, unforgiving, expensive-to-maintain tarmac. Instead, today’s playgrounds are safe, friendly, children-centric areas where create play is encouraged and supported.  Safety Features Skinned knees or broken bones from falling on tarmac or … Read More

How Can a New Playground Help Children Develop Life Skills?

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What is a Playground and Why do You need it A playground is a playground specifically designed for children to explore and play. We need it because providing a space for your child to play lays the foundation for many other skills that will help them grow up to be successful. In a playground, there are things that children must … Read More

Playground Markings for Schools

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Playground markings for Schools are a great addition to your existing playground. Thermo Markings increase fun and learning opportunities. Our services cover all aspects of educational playground markings. We also offer a free design service to help you plan your playground space. What Are Thermoplastic Markings? Thermoplastic is a plastic polymer material, which becomes soft when heated and solidifies when … Read More