It’s the start of another year, and with all the recent festivities, it can be hard to get going again. Early mornings and long hours are hardly things to look forward to, but a new year brings new enthusiasm, new goals and even new playground equipment.
Having a new playground is probably one of the most exciting things for children to happen in the school. The chance to play on brand new climbing frames, trim trails and sensory play gives children a feeling of Christmas Day all over again. We regularly get feedback from schools about how eager children are and cannot wait to try out the new outdoor play equipment.
Benefits of New Playground Equipment
It’s not just the children that should be thrilled by a new playground. For adults and teachers too it can inspire new ideas and act as a source of motivation. Children are fascinated by each stage of the development of a project and it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills. Measuring, design, and important life skills such as health and safety can all be taught during the whole process, from the initial idea to installation. Outdoor play equipment gives teachers new apparatus to aid teaching. It’s easy to think of a playground as simply a space to climb and run, but in reality it is much more than that. Areas can be turned into sensory gardens so children and learn about nature as well as giving a relaxing area. Wall or post mounted musical instruments such as the Chimes teaches children about sound and encourages music. Sand and water play are always favourites.
New playgrounds can brighten up a dull tarmacked area, especially on damp and miserable days. A well designed outdoor space can lift moods, improve behaviour and build confidence, social and physical skills.
There are many reasons why a new playground should be considered, but the single most important factor to consider is what the children can get out of one. Take time to think about what can be done and give us a call to see how we can help you take the next step.