A is for Active Playgrounds

A is for Active! Getting Children More Mobile

Getting Children More Mobile

It is frightening to read that The World Health Organisation ranks childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges of the 21st century! According to the Children’s Food Trust in February 2018, “on average across the UK, almost one-quarter of children are overweight or obese by the time they start school. Obese children are at greater risk of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and of heart disease and stroke as they get older. Obesity in childhood can contribute to behavioural and emotional difficulties like depression and reduce educational attainment. Obese children are more likely to need medical care and days off school as a result of illness.”

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From Strength to Strength with Schoolscapes!

Working Hard to Improve Strength and Fitness

At Schoolscapes we are proud of increasing children’s fitness, stamina and strength throughout nurseries, schools and parks across the country. Our innovative design team work tirelessly to create designs that stimulate physical, cognitive and social activity, allowing children to develop better co-ordination, body strength, agility and stamina whilst having fun playing outdoors. Increased activity levels lead to improved strength and fitness and with our inclusive playground designs, we have something to inspire everyone to get moving and grow stronger!

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Outdoor Play Surfacing Made Easy

Sports Flooring

Modern outdoor learning environments inspire children to be active, adventurous, creative and imaginative. It is now more important than ever to provide a safe and durable flooring, to allow your children to be able to explore and discover in safety, without restrictions to their creativity. No play surfacing will stop or reduce falls, but what they can do is reduce the severity of a fall, reduce injury or even prevent accidents. If it’s a sport-surfacing you are after, then there are also many interesting options for your MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) or outdoor sports areas. In fact, there are so many different safety and sports surfacing options available today, it can be both confusing and hard to decide which one is best for your unique setting. So, here at Schoolscapes, we have created this simple, but comprehensive, guide to popular playground sports and safety flooring options; these have been safely and successfully tried and tested by a multitude of little feet, in our bespoke, innovative, outdoor play creations across the country.

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