Playground markings are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to turn a dull playground into a fun, bright and exciting area for children to play. But did you know that playground markings offer a range of other benefits too?
From increasing the level of physical activity to encouraging social interaction, there is a wide range of benefits that playground markings can offer both schools and students.
Thermoplastic playground markings are made of a durable plastic sheet and are designed to last up to 10 years. They can be installed onto a range of surfaces including tarmac, concrete and block paving. With built-in anti-slip properties and additional beading added during installation, they are safe to play on even in wet conditions.
They can also be used to create educational games which help children to learn new skills and concepts. Whether it’s learning their ABC’s through a caterpillar of letters or practising their times tables through fun multiplication grids, these activities encourage children to engage with new learning in a different way than they would normally do in the classroom.
Many of these games involve group work which helps to promote social interaction, a vital component for children’s emotional and social development. For example, team games like chess and mazes help kids to interact with each other in a structured way, developing their communication and negotiation skills.
Taking the time to play can help to relieve stress and anxiety, especially in today’s technology-driven world. By offering an opportunity for children to get out of the classroom, they can play, relax and forget their worries for a while. This is a crucial part of their mental health and wellbeing and can make a big difference to their day-to-day lives.
There is a huge amount of evidence to suggest that the more physically active children are, the happier and healthier they will be. By installing playground markings, you can give your pupils the opportunity to be more active in school throughout the day and to enjoy a variety of physical games which can help them develop their balance and coordination.
Unlike traditional painted markings, which often require annual refreshing, thermoplastic markings are long-lasting and easy to maintain. With a lifespan of up to 10 years and the option for bespoke designs, they are a more cost-effective solution than traditional playground markings.
Adding playground markings is a great way to get your pupils more physically active in a fun and engaging way. They can be used to encourage a wide variety of physical activities, from team sports to hopscotch and beyond, helping to improve their overall fitness as well as encouraging social interaction and healthy eating habits. They can be a great alternative to playground equipment, such as climbing frames or outdoor gyms, which are more expensive and require a large initial outlay. They can be installed over existing surfacing, such as a plain playground or a tarmac area, making them a cost-effective and low-maintenance solution for any school.