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  • Fundraising for new play area projects
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Put the Fun in Fundraising by getting staff, pupils and parents involved and organise an event which can not only raise necessary funds for a new project but help bring communities together. Fundraising is a fantastic way to...
  • The pentatonic scale for early years
    Percussion Play
    Music makes a unique contribution to playful learning with fun interactive music activities encouraging infants to develop new skills in language, motor abilities and cognitive skills. Approached in the right way, music time...
  • Rhythm healing and the power of the drum
    Percussion Play
    From the earliest times drums and their rhythms have been at the centre of social and cultural activities all over the world, in fact it is said to be man's oldest musical percussion instrument. However, drums have not...
  • Is your play equipment safe?
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    With summer here, more children will be visiting their local parks and outdoor play areas, so now is the time to inspect your play equipment. Regular maintenance inspections are essential in ensuring that play equipment...
  • How to create a play space that promotes inclusive play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Here at Sovereign we pride ourselves on creating exciting, dynamic and safe play areas for children of all abilities. We believe in encouraging inclusive play to bring the best out of every child, regardless of age or...
  • Getting your Play Facilities Holiday Ready
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    According to sources it is going to an exciting time for the UK holiday market and 2019 looks set to be another year where ‘staycations’ are on the rise. Are you visitor ready yet? I am sure many holiday parks up and down...
  • Gates for playgrounds and play areas
    Jacksons Fencing
    Things to consider when choosing a playground gate. Access for emergency services is essential. An ambulance should be able to drive right up to the play area in all weather conditions with enough room for a trolley bed to...
  • How to create a wild garden to encourage wildlife
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    As natural play continues to dominate the education sector, more Schools than ever are incorporating wild gardens into their grounds to support the national curriculum. From Early Years through to Primary education, learning...
  • Providing outdoor musical activities for the elderly
    Percussion Play
    Being outside is necessary for well-being and enjoyment of life itself and a number of care and nursing homes are seeing the benefits of creating dementia friendly sensory gardens for residents and visitors to enjoy,...
  • Playground Inspection
    Schoolscapes
    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...
  • Climbing: The Physical and Mental Benefits
    Schoolscapes
    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...
  • The benefits of encouraging outdoor play in Early Years
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Away from the physical constraints of a classroom setting, there are countless opportunities to continue the development and learning of early years children outside of the school building. With an increase in screen time...
  • How exercise can benefit the mental health of children
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    It is no secret that exercise helps to keep our bodies healthy, and while we all know the benefits that an active lifestyle can have on our children’s physical health, we can also use exercise to improve their mental...
  • Music therapy for children with special needs
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments in the playground provide a non-threatening and fun outlet for creative and emotional expression and through the medium of music many essential life skills can be learned. Music can have a...
  • Playground safety - back to basics
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Keeping kids safe in the playground Despite our best efforts, accidents can still take place in playgrounds, but there are steps that we can take to minimise risk. There are many ways that we can turn playgrounds into...