Schools and Nurseries Posts

Who Invented Mud Kitchens?

Thursday, 19th July 2018 3:54 pm
Without a shadow of a doubt children are the inventors of mud kitchens. Children have been making mud pies and preparing dandelion tea for centuries. It is only recently adults recognise the versatility and benefits of this natural form of heuristic play. Mud kitchens provide the most simple form of role play and creativity using […] Read more

What Is Creative Play?

Tuesday, 17th July 2018 11:58 am
Creative play is fundamentally important to our children’s physical, social, cognitive and emotional development. It is how children learn to perceive the world and understand their place in it. The foundations of learning are set enabling children to become architects of knowledge. Play is such a simple word it does not justify the importance of […] Read more

How Does School Playground Equipment Help Children To Learn?

Monday, 2nd July 2018 4:25 pm
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ reminds us that taking a break from work helps us to do better. Children need to take a break their books and play on the school playground equipment. Fun at playtime is as important as knowing how to do long division or use adverbial clauses. It’s […] Read more

How Creative Play Links To The EYFS

Tuesday, 12th June 2018 4:03 pm
Creative play is an exciting way for children to learn about the world around them. Young children acquire skills rather than being taught them. Imaginative and creative play develops children’s; emotional, social, physical, cognitive, speaking and listening skills. Children enjoy the play activities so much that they are not aware that they are learning so […] Read more

Where Are The Longest Aerial Runways In The World?

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 2:58 pm
Aerial Runways or zip wires are exciting for people of all ages. The sheer thrill of gliding along the wire gives us the freedom of flying free from the restraints of gravity. Playground zip wires are easily accessible for children of all ages. Young children enjoy the ride with their parents supporting them while older […] Read more

Why Are Mud Kitchens Important?

Monday, 30th April 2018 4:38 pm
Mud kitchens are exciting, messy, creative areas to play. Having them in schools is a pretty new idea but children have been cooking up mud pies in their gardens for decades. The learning potential from mud kitchens is immense due to their creative nature. Participating in role play activities involving cooking are the most obvious […] Read more

PE & Sport Premium Funding for schools

Tuesday, 24th April 2018 3:09 pm
One of the ways to effectively utilise your PE & Sport Premium is to install outdoor play and sports equipment that will encourage pupils to be more physically active. The Government’s guidance to schools on spending the newly increased funding states that ‘Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the […] Read more

Why Is School Playground Equipment So Important?

Monday, 16th April 2018 4:33 pm
School playground equipment has certainly changed over the years. If schools were lucky enough to have equipment it was normally unimaginative and focused on physical development. Children tended to rely on hopscotches, skipping ropes and ball games to provide respite from their studies. These days school playground equipment is an integral part of the school […] Read more

Additional HS2 funding available for community projects

Monday, 19th March 2018 4:33 pm
Two types of funding are available to local communities to help with the disruption that has been and will be caused by the construction of Phase One of the high-speed railway High Speed Two (HS2); the Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF). This railway is aimed to be […] Read more

Why Is A MUGA Good For Schools

Tuesday, 6th March 2018 4:20 pm
Multi-Use Games Areas or MUGA are versatile sports facilities that suit rural or urban schools. They are synonymous with inner-city playgrounds due to their space-saving qualities. Schools can engage their children in a variety of sports activities without having to leave the premises. A MUGA is essentially an enclosed pitch in which a number of […] Read more
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