Our playground markings are created from pre-formed thermoplastics that are water-jet cut to make sure that the lines, designs, words or images that are being used for your playground in Bedfordshire will be perfect for improving learning, entertainment and fitness. We offer these playground markings in 18 bright colours that will delight and engage your users.
What makes playground markings so good for playgrounds?
Safety is vital and one of the most important elements of a playground. Of course you want everyone to be having fun and learning – whether that is progressing in their sport or discovering something new – but you need an environment that is appropriate for that. Playground markings can help you split up your area for different activities and show your children where to go in the event of an emergency.
Active lifestyle promotion
It’s far easier to get into an activity when it looks more interesting and it certainly will when you use our bright thermoplastics. They also save you a lot of time, as you won’t have to draw out a pitch or court every time you want to play. For many activities, you just need people and perhaps a ball and a net. Combining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet is important for children’s health, both now and in the future. In Central Bedfordshire, 21.6% of Reception Children and 32.9% of Year Six children are either overweight, obese or severely obese, according to findings by the National Child Measurement Programme (2019/20).
Better mental health
In schools, it’s important to learn those lessons but students also need time away from their desks to decompress and get some fresh air. Playground markings can be used for games that can take their minds off any worries or just give them something else to think about. For those students who are a little quieter, you can check in with them using playground markings designed to assess their moods.
How to choose your playground markings
Variety is the key
Unless your playground is in a leisure centre that is only ever used for sports, it’s a good idea to include activities for education (appropriate to the users), fun and physical activity. You will find some overlap, as some activities can fulfil more than one of these at a time but you’ll need to assess the needs of your users and plan from there.
For older students, they may be more interested in the world around them so make sure you show it to them using the World Map or build on the skills they learned when they were younger by trying them on a Long Jump playground marking. Games like Capture the Flag are popular and this can be combined with other court sports.
If you would like more information on how our playground markings could help your Bedfordshire school or centre, please contact our team today and take a look at our wonderful selection of playground markings.