Playground markings are drawings, designs or lines that are laid on surfaces like concrete or tarmac to create bright, eye-catching activities for entertainment and education. Our playground markings are made from pre-formed thermoplastic, to ensure that you have a long-lasting, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly option for creating designs on your playground in Lincolnshire.
What can playground markings do for your playground?
Create a safe environment
Playgrounds will be full of ball games, races, imagination games and chatting students, which is fantastic to see but you wouldn’t want all of these activities to take place in the exact same spot in the playground. Our playground markings can split the playground so that the students all have a safe area for their activities, without so much risk of a race going through a match. You can even use playground markings to teach life lessons for topics like road safety, using roadways that will imitate road use through role play.
Get healthy habits
Maintaining an active lifestyle is so important, as inactivity can lead to health complications in today’s sedentary world. The National Child Measurement Programme (2019/20) found that 28.2% of children in Reception and 41.2% in Year 6 in Lincolnshire were overweight, obese or severely obese. These can be lowered through sports and games that children find enjoyable, and there are many of these offered as playground markings.
Look after children’s mental health
Being active isn’t just important for their physical health, it also helps to reduce the risk of depression, lower stress levels and can help to build connections with classmates through team activities. This can be getting outside and having a walk at lunch or using one of the activities provided by the playground markings to reap the benefits.
Recommended playground markings
Get a range of playground markings
There are many factors that go into deciding what playground markings to get, including the ages of the children, their abilities, the amount of space and what interests them so you’ll be best served by getting a range of age-appropriate playground markings. Don’t forget to include some educational, entertaining and active playground markings so that the playground will be usable for lessons as well as breaks.
Playground markings for younger children
Not all children learn the same way so sometimes you may wish to take the children outside into the fresh air to carry out your lessons a little differently. The children can be asked to find the right sounds with our Jurassic Phonics or start learning about navigation with our Compass Clock. Don’t forget to add a game like piggy in the middle and something active like our Build Your Own Trail to round out your playground.
Playground markings for older children
Older children will have some tough exams so it’s good to give them some physical activities that will provide a good distraction and work on their co-ordination. This can be a game of tennis, netball or basketball, a round of darts or getting them interested in Olympic sports like long jump and sprints.
We have a wide range of playground markings to choose from for your Lincolnshire playground so if you need any advice or you’d like to get a quote, get in touch with our friendly team.