The Department for Education has recently announced that all schools must strive towards helping their pupils to become Healthier and more Active.
Health and Exercise is now a priority.
A few schools are already the proud possessors of Activity Frames and Multiplay platforms. However, many schools unfortunately have very few of these facilities or none whatsoever. Schools Playground Designers are the acknowledged Number 1 company in the design and construction of exciting and challenging School Activity Structures.
For many years, they have concentrated on the construction of traditional free standing Timber Platforms which support a huge variety of Climbing Walls, Climbing Nets, Climbing Bars, Climbing Ropes and Firefighters poles.
Their Activity Platforms are generally 7 feet wide (2.10) and can be any length (according to both the space available and the budget available). In order to cater for children of varying abilities, heights and ages, they generally construct a lower and a higher Activity Platform, for each school; the two platforms being connected by a short set of steps with handrails.
Their lower Activity Platform is normally between 3 feet (0.90) and 5 feet (1.50) high; their adjoining higher Activity Platform is generally between 6 feet (1.72) and 7 feet (2.10) high. Costs of these Climbing Platforms generally range from £30 000.00 upwards. However, smaller ones are possible from costs as low as £20 000.00. These Health and Exercise Multiplay platforms are a superb idea for all schools where either space or funds are limited.
School infants will play happily for hours in one small grass area if it has a pathway around it, if it has a mound in the middle, a small tunnel, a few trees and a big old log. School seniors however would soon bore of this idea but would happily entertain themselves with a much larger expanse of grass, a few pathways, various sitting areas, a variety of climbing and swinging items a selection of trees and a huge box filled with every conceivable piece of sports equipment.
Add to the above, a few “hands on” garden areas such as “A Wildflower Garden”, “A Vegetable Garden”, “A Fruit Garden”, “A Sensory Garden”, "A Sustainable Garden", “A Woodland Copse”, “A Bog Garden” a plain “Digging Area” and maybe “A Wildflower Meadow” and these would provide School Activities for all ages of School children
Car Rolling Pipes
Ball Rolling Pipes
Basket Ball Nets
Pull Up Bars
Look Out Towers