Climbing: The Physical and Mental Benefits

Climbing: The Physical and Mental Benefits

All children love to climb and explore, whether it’s scampering up a tree, scaling the sides of an adventure play tower, clambering on a bench or just scrambling up a rock to look around. In fact, you could even go as far as saying that from babies to adults, we just love to climb. It allows children to easily see their world from a new and different perspective and challenges those who dare to reach exhilarating heights.

Climbing certainly enables children to go on a journey of discovery where they will learn to make decisions, solve problems and to take risks at the same time as developing physical strength, balance and agility. Climbing provides great all-around exercise as it uses so many muscles in the body, as well as engaging numerous parts of the brain! It also creates improved self-esteem and independence as children learn to successfully set their own targets and plan and adapt their own routes.

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Priority Inclusive Play – A Play Space for Everyone

Inclusive Play for Every Child

An inclusive playground is a harmonious, joyful place where all children feel at their happiest whilst having the freedom to choose how to use their free time and play together naturally. An inclusive play space is both an asset and an essential requirement for every educational environment, providing a recreational area where peoples’ differences are celebrated and where journeys of discovery and adventure are not only unhindered but enhanced.

A truly inclusive play area offers opportunities, fun and adventure for every child. Integrated playgrounds allow children with all kinds of physical, emotional and learning disabilities to take risks and meet challenges, as well as allowing wheelchair access, so no child is denied the freedom that play can offer. All children can play together in one, universal, accessible play space.

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Retail Therapy with a Twist and Shout!

Lakeside Village Shopping Centre Play Park

Discover why South Yorkshire residents now consider shopping a family day out.

Shop owners, shoppers and children alike are delighted with the installation of an amazing, new play park, nestled in Lakeside Village, a large Outlet Shopping Centre located in the heart of Doncaster. Customers are so pleased with the exciting changes. Now, not only can they purchase everything they need, but they can also ensure their youngsters have a fantastic day out too, by incorporating a free session of park fun into their shopping spree!

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Playground Inspection Checklist

Playground Inspection

Regularly inspecting both the equipment and the grounds of a playground installation ensures it remains a safe place for children to play and have fun. It helps to plan and follow a timetable of regular playground inspections, which then results in any required maintenance work or preventative actions being detected and implemented as soon as possible.

In an educational setting, playgrounds should be inspected by a responsible member of staff on a daily basis, or before less regular use, to ensure that the playing space remains safe. However, a more detailed, scheduled, regular maintenance inspection should always take place. This can be easily set up and carried out in-house by your establishment and then any advice sought regarding any maintenance work required.

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Get Comfy, World Book Day is on the Horizon

World Book Day

Celebrate World Book Day this March

At Schoolscapes we truly understand the importance of reading and learning from books all the year around. But, we particularly love to join in with this fun celebration of books and reading for World Book Day on 5th March 2020, alongside all the schools, nurseries and families out there! For many, this provides an opportunity to celebrate authors, illustrators, poets, books of all types and genres and more importantly just the power of reading!

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