How To Choose The Right Playground Markings For Your School

Out in the school playground, children spend their time running around and blowing away the cobwebs of the classroom. Children are encouraged to stay as active as possible and with the right playground markings, this is actually easier than you think. In fact, the right playground markings can have a huge impact on a playground and a child’s ability to enjoy themselves. Not only will the correct markings enhance a space but it can stimulate minds and encourage them to be inquisitive, creative and even learn without them realising.

The question is however, how do you choose the right playground markings for your school?

What Does Your School Need?

There are so many different ways you can consider marking your playground. From the outline of a football or netball court to fun and interactive board games as well as mazes and even classic playground games such as hopscotch.

What’s important however is looking at your individual school, the space available to you and what you need specifically.

The Age Of The Children

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing playground markings is the age of the children who’ll be using them. Are you an early years setting or does your age range span junior to senior school?

If it’s the latter, sports courts may be a better option as older children can make great use of team sports courts, as well as the school itself during PE lessons.

If you're in an early years setting however, then you may find yourself leaning more toward fun mazes and even educational games that can help little ones with counting and socialisation.

The Space You Have Available

It’s also an important consideration to look at the space you have available. If you’re limited in space, you may want to consider smaller playground markings such as hopscotch patterns or smaller number grids. If you have more space to work with however, then you’re lucky enough to be able to dive into larger, more interactive markings such as roadways or fitness trails which won’t just teach but help keep little ones active.

Use In Lessons

When it comes to playground markings, it’s always worth considering their potential during lesson times too. Taking learning outside of the classroom can be an excellent way to encourage active learning and by utilising playground markings, this can be made all the more interactive and fun for the children. If this is something you’d like to make use of, then you’ll need to look more toward educational markings such as numbers or grids.

Contact The Experts

Playground markings can be the key to helping young ones develop their social skills, stay active and encourage group play. While choosing the right playground markings may seem like a tough task, it needn’t be, especially when you have the experts on hand at Easy Markings to help. For more information on thermoplastic playground markings and how they can help you, contact our friendly team today on 0203 301 3108.