Score for your School with Incredible New Sports Facilities!

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Here at Schoolscapes we are so pleased that children of all ages at school are now enjoying top quality sporting facilities. The children we spoke to love that they can now access sports in all weathers, thanks to their MUGAs (Multi-Use Games Area) and 3G Sports Surfacing.

They said they felt “sad and frustrated” when muddy and wet conditions stopped their play, but now there’s nothing stopping them from accessing their Multi Ball Wall, Target Panels, Junior/Senior Sports Goal or playing a wide range of team sports. The children particularly love the different Sports Markings, allowing them to play a wide variety of popular games.

Its even stimulating their creativity as one child enthused “ I have made up my own sports games using the colourful lines, for me and my friends to play.” Another child exclaimed “I love the Ball Shoot as I have beaten my target 3 times now!” So children are using their exciting, new sports facilities to develop personal goals, competitive skills as well as becoming more resilient, determined and dedicated.

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Why it’s Important to Keep Children Active

Keep Children Active

The western world has a growing obesity problem and worryingly the rising numbers of children and young adults are becoming overweight or obese. Parents and educators need to join the movement for change and should model and teach children that activity levels are directly linked to weight gain, as well as the diet they consume.

Physical activity can both reduce or even prevent future health problems as well as help to control a person’s weight. Children need active play to develop and grow properly and it even strengthens their brain and the connections between bones, muscles and brain.

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Outdoor Activities for Effective Development with Dyspraxia

What is Dyspraxia Blog Post

What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia, which is also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), currently effects 5-6% of children for which the majority then go onto experience related difficulties in their adult lives. Intellectual ability isn’t affected by DCD, but as children with dyspraxia often struggle with their coordination sadly this can, in turn, affect their educational achievement and go onto to affect their daily life skills and even their future job opportunities.

According to the Dyspraxia Association 2015, whilst dyspraxia/DCD is primarily a motor disorder, in many cases individuals may experience difficulties with memory, perception and processing along with poor planning, organisation and sequencing skills which can have a significant negative impact on everyday activities.

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Portreath Surf Life Savers Nippers’ Success

Portreath Surf Lifesavers

Portreath Surf Life Saving Club has a well-deserved, enviable reputation for its admirable work in educating young people in valuable, life-saving and beach-safety skills. Its talented coaches support children on their pathway to becoming confident lifesavers, with many of the Nippers going on to become successful youth lifesavers and often even competing for Team GB or becoming Life Guards for the RNLI. Children can join the club and get involved in learning about beach safety through fun activities, by becoming Sand-hoppers from age 6 and going on to enter Surf Life Saving competitions when they are ready from age 8.

At the beginning of March, we were proud to sponsor the Nippers at Portreath Life Saving Club by providing all 130 Nippers and their dedicated coaches with smart team T-shirts to support them during their competitions.

Since then, the enthusiastic Nippers have gone on to prove that they are just as effective in the still waters of the pool as in the open ocean, by competing successfully in the Nipper National Pool Competition in Cardiff. This national competition, set in a stunning 50-metre pool, consisted of a variety of very challenging events such as the Flipper Race, Manikin Carry and Board Rescue and Relays.

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Make your Children Smile with an Inclusive Playground

Make your Children Smile with an Inclusive Playground

Imagine how it feels to be only able to watch other children play? For some children, playtime can be a lonely time when they feel isolated and unable to participate in games and use the equipment that other children take for granted. Other children may be able to let off steam and express themselves easier in an outdoor environment. All children love to be independent.

At Schoolscapes we believe that playtime can be inclusive and provide fun and happy memories for everyone. Discover our wide range of sensory and specialist equipment that can engage and inspire children of every age and all abilities. We believe that there should be something for everyone in every outdoor play area.

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