The Rise Of The Trim TrailFriday, 20th January 2017 4:47 pm
You only have to read interviews with head teachers to realise how important trim trails for schools are. When head teachers are describing all of the positive aspects of their schools they mention teaching, reward systems, circle time, forest areas and that they have a trim trail in the playground. Having playground equipment that encourages physical and imaginative play is a desired commodity in education. Schools have to consider every aspect of children’s development and not just, as we are often lead to believe, academic achievement. Trim trails for schools play a part in addressing the balance between skills acquired through play and those learnt in the classroom.
A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind
Buddhists believe that the mind and body are interconnected and therefore ensuring that both are healthy is fundamentally important to maintain well being. Hippies used to be mocked because they also believed in caring for your, ‘mind, body and soul’. Buddhist teachings involve meditation for the mind and exercise such as Yoga to help balance the mind and the body. What we eat also has a major impact on the health of our body and also our mind. If we eat too many unhealthy foods we become overweight and we can be at risk of damaging our brain and central nervous system. Many chronic conditions are managed successfully through diet and exercise. Trim trails for schools can help children to find a balance between their mind and body while having oodles of fun.
Children And Mental Health
We mistakenly consider childhood to be a happy time for children so recent studies that have found that 1 in 10 children suffer from mental health problems is deeply concerning. Children in England were also found to be the unhappiest compared to their peers in other countries. Children become unhappy when they have a low sense of achievement and are self conscious about their appearance. This can result in loss of friendship and difficult relationships with teachers. Doctors even claim that exercise is the most natural way to achieve a healthy mind and body. Trim trails for schools give children the opportunity to improve their well being in all ways.
Trim Trails For Schools And Wellbeing
Never has gaining a sense of well being been such fun. Trim trails for schools are a fabulous way for children to gain a balance between mind and body. The play potential is immense allowing imaginative, physical and social development. The mere fact that children are actively playing on a trim trail means they are exercising their wonderful bodies. Imagining that the trim trail is a pirate ship takes children to another universe where their minds can consider different scenarios and problem solving. Sharing the playground equipment forces children to interact socially and learn how to deal with the trials and tribulations of friendship. Imagine the rush of excitement and achievement a child feels when they manage to complete the trim trail – they will relish in their awesomeness.