Playground markings are thermoplastic lines or designs on playgrounds that are used to entertain and educate children. They can include hopscotch, large versions of board games like Snakes & Ladders, all the way up to courts for sports like basketball and tennis. These playground markings are normally brightly-coloured, which can encourage children to be more active and to join in with the activities.
Why are playground markings needed?
There are several important reasons for using playground markings in your Wiltshire location. When the children are able to go outside during lunch times, it will give them a chance to play, which will provide a much-needed break but it’s important for them to have something interesting to do to avoid boredom and restlessness.
Keep children safe
Playground markings will also give a designated area for certain games if you want to keep the younger children away from the older children for example. Having access to these activities during school hours will mean that they can be supervised and will provide a better environment for them.
10% of children aged 5-16 have clinically diagnosable mental health problems so it’s important to look out for their mental wellbeing, as well as their physical wellbeing. According to mental health charity Mind, physical activity can boost your mood, help you sleep better and help you to manage stress, as it releases ‘feel-good hormones’. Even a small amount of activity can help so there’s all the more reason to encourage children to get outside and play.
What playground markings we’d choose
It’s a good idea to have a wide range of different markings, as even within a school there will be a variety of developmental stages between the different years. Children are very creative and you may find that in addition to the way the game or activity was intended, that they have developed their own version, providing extra hours of entertainment.
For older children, our sports playground markings will be fantastic. Not only are they great for PE lessons but can be used during break times too! In addition to court sports, you can include circuit training markings, running tracks, bleep test markings or long jump markings.