Playground markings are colourful graphics made from preformed thermoplastic material and they are used mostly in school playgrounds for both education and entertainment.
Playground markings can transform a plain play area into an amazing place for self-development and learning. They could also be the key to making schools much more pleasant and less stressful for kids.
There are a number of reasons for using playground markings in your Dorset location.
Why are playground markings needed?
It can make school breaks much safer, as it’s supervised and restricted to only students from that school. What’s more, our playground markings are anti-slip and self-cleaning, for guaranteed safety during playtimes.
More physical exercise
Surveys show a disturbing rise in childhood obesity, which means that children aren’t getting enough physical exercise, especially whilst at school. Playground markings for sports and various games can sufficiently improve students’ health and activity.
Improvement of mental health
Life at school can be quite stressful for children, but having a colourful and fascinating outdoor play area can have an uplifting effect and will reduce stress levels. What’s more, socialising at school can be hard, especially if you’re new at school or haven’t attended for a long time. The imaginative designs provide many opportunities for getting involved in a game. Gaining skills of cooperation and team work is essential for youngsters.
What playground markings we’d choose
The perfect playground would be the one that is most beneficial for children – educationally, self- development–wise and physically.
What’s better than having fun whilst learning? With our wide variety of educational designs, children learn easily in their free time. They can quickly learn how to tell the time with our friendly Smiley Compass Clock. With this design, children will also familiarise themselves with the compass points, which is great for geography lessons. Even maths can become fascinating for the youngsters with designs like our 0-20 Dragon, our Maths Caterpillar, or our colourful Multiplication Grid. With playground markings like our World Map and Solar System, your little explorers can learn about the 7 continents or the planets in our galaxy.
Sports and outdoor activities are a vital part in every child’s day. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tennis court or a basketball court, a running track or a hopscotch – it’s always better for children to have the chance to try as many activities as possible.
Our thermoplastic playground trail markings are perfect for developing fitness skills in the little adventurers. Completing a trail playground marking can boost a child’s self-esteem, as everyday little wins are very important for them.
Moreover, the eye-catching designs bring much more light and colour to a playground, having a positive effect on children’s mental health. Good playground markings stimulate imagination and creativity, and also make pupils feel much more peaceful. We even have a Today I’m Feeling game with a range of emotions, so that your children can express themselves. And with our Core Values design, you can encourage strong personal values at a fundamental level.
Good thing that there is so much potential in Dorset. With its many parks and play areas like Harding’s Lane Playground, Watermans Park, Bytheway Playground, Adventure Playground and many others open to development, it can become an even greater place for bringing up healthy and happy children.
School budgets for Dorset are currently being discussed, so if you’re interested in improving the school playground in your area, you can check out more of our products here.