Playground markings are a great way to breath new life into a tired playground. They’re inexpensive and can help create a plethora of different designs. Would you be surprised however, to learn that playground markings actually offer an incredible range of benefits to both school and student? Here's a rundown of just some of the benefits both school and student could experience with the right playground markings…

Achieve The Daily Exercise

According to NHS guidelines, children between the ages of 5 and 8 should be having around 1 hour of exercise per day, at least. With so much time in classrooms, this can be difficult however break times and lunch times are the ideal opportunity to encourage that additional activity. For those who may struggle to stretch to the budget of a climbing frame or full on playground, then playground markings are the ideal option - in fact they’re an incredible addition to playground equipment too. Installing markings can encourage children to take part in team sports as well as encourage general activity from hopscotch to snakes and ladders.

Utilise Them For PE

One of the biggest benefits of playground markings is their dual purpose, and utilising them for PE is such a great way to ensure you’re maximising your use. It also helps make PE sessions much easier. Playground markings can be used to extend the variety of sports on offer and can provide great starting points for races, football, cricket, rounders and much more. If you’re struggling for space, playground markings can also be a great way of creating a multi-court that caters to all games too, allowing you to make the most of your space.

Encourage Learning Through Play

Children learn through play. By utilising playground markings to encourage more outdoor lessons, you can provide children with learning opportunities outside of the normal classroom facility. For literacy, you can utilise alphabet markings and even letter markings, as well as phonetic spots. For maths, you can make use of number grids and much more.

Encourage Socialisation

When children play together, they’re also developing their social skills. This is especially so in large numbers when children have to navigate each other around the markings. Using these markings when playing in groups help children to learn to share, be patient and respect others in their space. It can also help children to learn to resolve their differences when using the same markings.

Contact Us Today

Not every school can afford to fund large scale playground equipment but with playground markings, you can still provide a fun and educational environment. If you’d like more information on markings for your school’s playground, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today on 02033 013 108. Our team will be only too happy to help you find the right markings for you and provide you with a functional and educational playground for children of all ages.