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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...
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  • 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 ability.
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  • Positive effects of family bonding through music-making
    Percussion Play
    The positive effects of bonding through playing music together, listening to each other, having fun, being outdoors and being creative cannot be underestimated. It is so important that we spend time with the people we love - and...
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  • How to make playgrounds more inclusive and accessible
    NatraTex
    Playgrounds are crucial to both the social and educational development of children. Not only do these vital areas allow children to engage in exercise to keep them healthy, but they also support children’s social, emotional and...
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  • How Senior Fitness Parks Maintain Functional Fitness
    Redlynch Leisure Installations
    Outdoor gyms and fitness parks keep you mobile and maintain functional fitness through life. Over the last few years, outdoor sports and activities have exploded in popularity across all age groups, with governments and their...
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  • 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 prosperous...
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  • 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...
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  • Waterplay – A Rich And Valuable Learning Experience
    Timotay Playscapes
    Waterplay already has a prominent place in nurseries and preschool settings. Waterplay provides hours of fun and a multitude of fantastic learning and development opportunities. It provides rich and valuable childhood experiences...
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  • Music in unexpected places - good for your city and soul
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy music-making in unexpected surroundings. Pocket music parks or mini music stations are a relatively low-cost, easy way to revitalise areas that have been...
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  • Musical enrichment for the everyday life of seniors
    Percussion Play
    Spaces for outdoor music activities such as a music garden or park will make it easier for seniors to stay active and be part of a musical community. It will help avoid social isolation by providing them with opportunities to...
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  • Creating memorials with outdoor musical instruments
    Percussion Play
    There is nothing quite like time spent outdoors in a beautiful space for remembering a loved one. A memorial music garden can act as a healing place for contemplation, somewhere to offer a peaceful, calming atmosphere where...
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  • Simple Pentatonic Instruments for Early Years Settings
    Percussion Play
    Playing outdoor musical instruments in a free-play environment, where there are no wrong notes, can lead to a life-long love of music and music-making. Through active learning – hands-on, participative, and interactive –...
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  • Outdoor 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 profound...
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  • Determining thickness and area size for safety surfacing
    RTC Safety Surfaces
    The following information is designed to help assess the depth and area size of safety surfacing required. Depth of surfacing The depth of surfacing required is calculated according to the Free Fall Height (FFH) of any play...
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  • 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 wellbeing.
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