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Physical activity on school playgrounds - the key to good health and better learning and attendance in schools
Physical activity within school playgrounds is key to good health, better learning outcomes and high attendance for both primary and high schools.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), children need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity per day. But far too many children and teens are nowhere near that.
KOMPAN has built playground and fitness spaces within Australian state and private schools and education facilities for decades.
So, whether you're a Principal, Bursar, Business Manager or P&C member, KOMPAN can help you navigate the complexities of designing and building play or fitness spaces within your schoolyard which is site responsive and meets your budget.
Every play item that KOMPAN designs is evaluated and designed to maximise children's learning and development outcomes, ultimately supporting positive learning outcomes and increased attention span.
In addition to thrilling playground equipment, KOMPAN can help you to design a functional outdoor fitness or multisports gyms for your secondary school environment. These spaces can be used to promote exercise during lunchtime or could be utilised for Health and Physical education classes.
Check out this case study from Scotland to see what you could achieve with KOMPAN.
Watch the video to get Head of KOMPAN Play Institute, Jeanette Fich Jespersen's, 10 tips to choosing playground equipment that promotes physical activity in school children.
Many Australian schools struggle to include high-quality playground equipment for their students. However, well-maintained, appealing, functional and safe outdoor playgrounds and fitness spaces will only benefit your school community for years to come.
A KOMPAN school playground is a healthy investment in learning and child health and will help your school. For example these spaces can:
To learn more about school playgrounds, contact KOMPAN to discuss your specific project details.
We have been working with Australian primary schools to help boost attendance, attention and attainment by installing unique and engaging playground equipment. Our primary school playground solutions offer challenging and creative learning through play to boost curriculum outcomes.
At KOMPAN, we have proven that the right outdoor opportunities, designed in the right way, are still a well-rounded way for secondary school children to hang out together and be active while being social. We offer unique play and sports solutions specifically aimed at this age group.
Whether you are looking for great multi-use games areas, trendy cross-training, cardio, strength or street workout equipment for outdoor training, KOMPAN has a solution for all. Our product range for colleges and universities will help you create a popular and functional area for being active and for learning.
After having helped thousands of schools get the most out of their outdoor space, we understand that every area has unique requirements. That's why we offer bespoke outdoor play equipment for schools that meet your needs while respecting your budget.
Our multifaceted team of play consultants, landscape designers, and other experts work together to follow a specially developed KOMPAN playground planning process that will leave you with a tailored plan that contains the best from multiple expert areas.
Our design principals take into account how the school playground equipment will support your students, curriculum, space, surroundings, and activities.
The finished result is an entirely original design that provides the greatest possible value for the school, outdoor space, and the students.
Outdoor classrooms help create more space for teaching and more social distance between your pupils.
Learn more in our 13 tips on how to create an outdoor classroom