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How to introduce the Daily Mile Challenge at your school

How to introduce the Daily Mile Challenge at your school

Challenging children to walk or run a daily mile is a fun and simple way for schools to encourage children to be active and live a healthy lifestyle. It helps to introduce the concept that exercise shouldn’t be thought of as a chore, but instead a natural and fun part of everyday life. As well as this the Daily Mile Challenge is a great way of improving children’s fitness and helping the fight against childhood obesity. To help you to... Read More

How to add the right children’s Trim Trail equipment to your playground

How to add the right children’s Trim Trail equipment to your playground

School playtime is the perfect time to encourage children to be active and exercise. This will help to ensure that they burn off excess energy while also helping them to maintain a healthy weight and is a key aspect in tackling childhood obesity. There are many ways schools can add outdoor Adventure Trail equipment to their playgrounds that not only make exercise fun for children, but which also seamlessly integrates the equipment with... Read More

Childhood obesity: the facts

Childhood obesity: the facts

Recently the Health Alliance stated that the UK needs to be tougher in tackling childhood obesity. The need to tackle childhood obesity is not just vital for ensuring that children grow up healthy and fit, but also ensures that the NHS doesn’t become financially stretched due to an increasing obese UK population. Saying this, childhood obesity is not just a UK problem, as the World Health Organisation has declared it one of the most... Read More

How to choose the right theme for your playground

How to choose the right theme for your playground

Whether designing a completely new playground or simply refreshing an existing play area, having a theme will help to create unity and ensure that all the playground equipment installed will be used and fit in with your aesthetic. A playground theme can either be a standout theme such as creating a jungle world, or simple be ensuring all playground equipment is made from the same material such as timber. Different themes will suit different... Read More

6 ways schools can help tackle childhood obesity

6 ways schools can help tackle childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is still a concern amongst educational and health professionals, as well as parents. Ensuring children are a healthy weight and lead healthy lifestyles is not only important for their physical health but their mental wellbeing as well. Schools can play an active role in the fight against childhood obesity. Here are 6 ways schools can help tackle this crisis: Active playtime Encouraging children to be active during... Read More

The key equipment needed to create an outdoor gym

The key equipment needed to create an outdoor gym

Outdoor gyms offer a convenient, free and safe way for people to improve their fitness and health. It is for these reasons that outdoor gyms have grown in popularity over the past few years and can now be seen in many public parks across the country. For many parks these outdoor gyms have helped to revamp the area and increase the number of people using the park, as well as helping locals achieve their fitness goals. If you’re... Read More

How to add creative play to your playground and outdoor play areas

How to add creative play to your playground and outdoor play areas

Encouraging children to be creative is a fundamental part of their development and growth. High creativity levels are seen as a sign of intelligence and enables children to find imaginative solutions to challenges and problems. Play is the perfect opportunity to encourage children to be more creative so using playtime as a way to let children use their imaginations and be creative will not only mean that they can have fun during their... Read More

The essential furniture that every school playground needs

The essential furniture that every school playground needs

Along with the right playground equipment, ensuring you install the right outdoor furniture in your playgrounds will help to make the most use of the space you have available. As well as this, installing practical playground furniture will help to keep the play area safe and clean for children to use. There are a few essential outdoor furniture that every playground needs to have to ensure that it remains a secure and pleasant environment... Read More

A guide to inspecting your playground equipment

A guide to inspecting your playground equipment

Regular inspections are the key to ensuring your playground equipment remains in good condition and safe to use. Inspections will help you to pick up on any small repairs or maintenance issues that need to be addressed. As well as this, a thorough inspection will ensure that the equipment is completely safe for children to use, helping to prevent potential accidents. As inspections have a direct impact on the safety and condition of your... Read More

How to design public play areas

How to design public play areas

One of the biggest challenges of designing public play areas, such as parks, is that it needs to appeal to children of all ages and abilities. As well as this, key safety measures need to be implemented to ensure all children using the play equipment remain safe and secure. While children are the focus of play areas, in public spaces provision need to made for adults supervising their children, such as adequate seating. With so many... Read More

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