The playground is an integral part of any school.
It not only is a place for children to socialise, make friends and exercise, but also a crucial environment to support learning and development.
For years, many schools have understood the importance of this outdoor space and have used playground markings to encourage pupil development.
Here, we explore their key benefits:
With the average child spending just seven hours a week outdoors and more than twice that amount of time inside playing video games, it has never been more of a challenge to encourage physical activity.
Playground markings are one of the most effective ways to encourage children to be active while they are outside during breaks and lunchtime.
Having marked areas of the playground that are designated for sports such as football, lacrosse, tennis and basketball are ideal as an aid to tempt children to engage in exercise.
The playground is an ideal environment for children to develop social skills, and playground markings undoubtedly help to facilitate this.
They are not limited to sports: maps, mazes, board games and more can all provide pupils with an opportunity to play, work and learn together.
They can encourage children to use their imagination and verbalise thoughts with one another to create fun and exciting games.
Through this activity, their hand-eye coordination, motor skills and special awareness can be nurtured while they use the playground as part of their outdoor time.
Playground markings can be a tool to provide children with an engaging and innovative learning environment.
It has been proven, particularly in younger children, that markings become a fun and interactive way to continue learning outside of the classroom.
There are a range of subjects, from English to maths, that can be supplemented in this way.
Whether it is times table ladders, calculating caterpillars or alphabet snakes, these structured numeracy and literacy-based games can assist children with learning.
Pupils of all ages can benefit from the versatility of playground markings at all stages of their journey through school.
If you are looking to enhance your school’s playground with markings, or want to renew your current provision, get in touch with Playground Imagineering today!
We offer a wide choice of bike tracks, board games and a full range of curriculum-based solutions.
If you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer, or would like more information, we encourage you to speak to a member of our team by calling 01925 648959 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org