Playground markings are a method of creating lines, designs and shapes on surfaces such as concrete and tarmac that are then used for games and education. We install playground markings in Norfolk made from non-toxic thermoplastics that are designed to last ten times longer than painted playground markings. There are 18 bright colours to choose from when designing your new playground so you’re sure to find something to complement your school’s style.
What makes playground markings so useful for playgrounds?
Mental health benefits
Having a break with some fresh air and exercise is incredibly beneficial for everyone, regardless of age, but giving children the chance to blow off some steam will improve moods by releasing ‘feel-good hormones’, as well as helping them to de-stress. This is important throughout the year but particularly around exam times. Any child can suffer with bad mental health and 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 so it’s important to take whatever steps (however small) you can to take care of their mental health from an early age. Exercise can be anything from having a walk to playing a game, which playground markings can facilitate.
Enables an active lifestyle
Setting up for activities can take precious time away from the length of the session and one way to combat this is through playground markings, which will always be there so you’ll only need to grab items like balls and bats, where needed. This means that you’ll be able to spend more time getting active, instead of dedicating a large amount of time to tidying away equipment. Having more active time is important to combat childhood obesity, which can lead to health complications in later life. In fact, 25.5% of Reception children and 37.2% of Year Six children in Norfolk are overweight, obese or severely obese, according to the National Child Measurement Programme 2019/20.
We want children to have the opportunity to blow off steam but it has to be done safely. Playground markings will help to section off areas of the playground so that you keep the ball games out of the races and the skippers away from those who just want to catch up. This will lower the amount of accidents on your playground and make it easier for you to monitor playground activities. You may also be interested in our roadway, which is great for teaching children road safety, without them needing them to be on a road.
Our fantastic playground markings
Variety is the key when designing a playground
When designing a playground, you’ll need to make sure that you have activities to interest all of its users. Playgrounds will normally have a fair age range for its users so it might be that you will need to have areas designed for different age groups. You will also need a variety of activity types – like games, sports and educational activities – so that your playground can be used for leisure time as well as lessons.
There are so many ways markings can make your playground interesting so when you’re ready to order some playground markings in Norfolk, get in touch with our team, we’d love to help you create your best playground.