We feel inspired by the power of play on a daily basis and there’s nothing more inspiring than hearing Playforce customers talk about the difference that improving their playground and outdoor space has made to the children and staff at their school or setting. Take Glebe Academy in Stoke-on-Trent for example. The school is situated […]... Read more.
Last week we went off to the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2015 at the ICC in Birmingham. There was a packed programme of plenary sessions, masterclasses, workshops and seminars and with speakers including Alain de Botton, Baroness Susan Greenfield and luminaries from the world of education, business and research, there was something to inspire everyone. You […]... Read more.
The government predicts a 12 per cent increase in pupil numbers in less than a decade. That’s over 8 million children for schools to accommodate by 2023. Expansion of class sizes, classrooms and teaching space to meet these numbers will inevitably threaten schools’ playgrounds and outdoor spaces, particularly in London and the South East which […]... Read more.
Rising child obesity, unhealthy eating, screen-based leisure habits and sedentary lifestyles are taking their toll on child health and well-being. Put simply – children simply aren’t moving enough. The powerful Designed to Move campaign captures the impact of this physical activity crisis with a stark statement – that the current generation of children may be […]... Read more.
As a child, there’s pretty much nothing more fun or satisfying than building a fantastic den. In fact, experts believe den building is an innate behaviour in children. Whether you’re using foraged sticks, fern and other natural materials in a woodland setting or transforming a formal structure at school into something magical, these secluded places […]... Read more.