Playforce news

Investment in playgrounds is falling despite physical inactivity crisis

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | December 2014

Government policymakers are failing to recognise the value of play in tackling children’s catastrophic obesity and physical inactivity levels, says the Association of Play Industries (API). In a report issued by the Association, API member companies said that UK order values for playgrounds and play equipment fell by six per cent between the second and […]... Read more.

It’s National Tree Week – why does Playforce care so much about wood and trees?

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | December 2014

Started in 1975 The Tree Council is celebrating 40 years of National Tree Week. Set up to make Britain more tree-conscious, encourage tree planting and awareness of the proper care and maintenance of trees this celebratory week runs from 29th November to 7th December. Events range from tree plantings, tree identification walks and sponsored tree-hugging! […]... Read more.

We’re standing up for outdoor play at The Academies Show 2014

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | November 2014

It’s no secret that here at Playforce we’re champions of outdoor play and getting children active. The UK’s worsening childhood obesity crisis needs action across the education and leisure sectors. That’s why we’re standing up for outdoor play at The Academies Show in Birmingham on 24th November. We’ll be gathering our products and award-winning designs […]... Read more.

Our biggest fan!

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | November 2014

We did a quick search to find ‘Our Biggest Fan’ – he wasn’t hard to find! Rob Parsons at Colerne CE Primary School has been working with us since 2004, developing a range of outdoor areas that the children love. We asked him about his experience of working with Playforce over the past 10 years. […]... Read more.