Our playground markings are made from non-toxic, pre-formed thermoplastic that can be made into lines, designs, shapes, and images. These are commonly used to enhance lessons, provide fun activities, and make it easier to participate in sports. They are available in 18 bright colours so you’re sure to find something you like for your Cornwall playground.
Why are playground markings vital for playgrounds?
Makes safety easier
The playground is a great place to be, but we know that there can be accidents when children are playing, especially when there are multiple groups trying to use the same space for different games. A great way to make the playground safer is to section off areas for different games using playground markings so the sprinters aren’t going through the Piggy in the Middle game and the tennis players aren’t batting the skippers.
Start an active lifestyle
Being active is so much easier when you’re enjoying the activity, so we work hard to provide ways to stay healthy that are also plenty of fun for the children. Whether they jump and stretch with the Mirror Me Station or play a game of football, there’s a way to get them interested. The more you can interest them in an active lifestyle now, the more likely the habit will last. According to the National Child Measurement Programme, 27.3% of Reception children and 35.3% of Year Six children in Cornwall are overweight, obese, or severely obese, which can be reversed with appropriate action.
Improve mental health
We all need regular breaks and one of the best ways to take them is by being active outside. Studies have shown that it will reduce stress levels, as well as improve sleep! If you install playground markings, then children will be able to get on with the activity straight away when they go outside. You may also find our Today I’m Feeling playground marking useful for understanding their feelings.
How to start planning your playground markings
Define who your playground is for. Younger children will have different needs to older ones and if your playground isn’t part of a school then your requirements will be different again. For those in schools, the best way to go about it is to include a mix of fun, active and educational markings, depending on your free space.