Our playground markings are thermoplastic lines and designs that can be laid on most surfaces, including concrete and tarmac. These images or lines are used in schools and playgrounds for entertainment, exercise and educational purposes. We offer playground markings in County Durham that come in 18 bright colours so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
Why are playground markings so important for playgrounds?
Maintain an active lifestyle
There is a lot of focus nowadays on keeping children healthy and one way to do that is to combine a healthy diet with getting active. It’s never too early to try to make healthy habits, with 24.8% of Reception children and 37.6% of Year 6 children in Durham found to be obese or overweight, according to the National Child Measurement Programme (2019/2020). Our playground markings make setting up games and getting children interested in activities easy, and we have lots of different markings that will cover lots of different interests.
Regular breaks are well known to help productivity, energy levels and comprehension, and it’s no different for children. Giving children breaks where they can spend time outside playing games will help to reduce stress, improve sleep and improve their moods. Our games and sports are a great opportunity to let off some steam and can be used during lessons and playtimes. Regular check ins can be facilitated by our Today I’m Feeling playground markings that should help children open up.
Playground markings can be used to section off areas that the students shouldn’t be going to, such as storage areas, and can direct children where to line up for a fire drill. They can also be used to separate different groups of children so that you don’t have hopscotch in the middle of a football game at lunch or a race in the middle of a game of catch. The markings will give each group a safe space to play, without worrying that another group will be in the way.
Recommended playground markings
Use a range of designs
If you’re not sure where to start, consider the age of your students and where they are educationally. Not all markings will be suitable for all ages. The other consideration is variety; there are so many different types of playground markings, so you can create a space that exercises their minds, as well as their bodies, and that is fun.
Playground markings for younger children
The bright colours of playground markings will appeal to younger children so they are the perfect way to get them interested in lessons that would normally be in the classroom. Use our Ladders for learning numbers or our Maths Maze to improve their skills. Don’t forget to include some fun games like Duck, Duck, Goose and Twister to give them something fun for them to do at lunch.
With so many great benefits to using playground markings, why wouldn’t you want some for your County Durham playground? Contact our team today for a quote and we can help you to design the right playground for you.