Play & Learn Outdoors Issue – 1.3


Welcome to the third issue of Play & Learn Outdoors of 2018. Your source of fun ideas to expand a safe learning environment for your school. Inside our latest issue you will find outdoor learning activity ideas, dates for your diary, fundraising ideas and much, much more! To view our latest newsletter, please see below or click here to download and save a PDF version: Play & Learn Outdoors | November 2018 In this month’s edition: Put the fun back into fundraising Making your outside space … Continue reading

Christmas Fundraising Ideas For 2018

The run up to Christmas is an excellent way to raise funds for projects in the new year. Children, parents and others get really excited about this time of year and it’s traditional to also give to good causes. There are many Christmas fundraising options for your school or preschool that you can try. Here are some of the best. School Fete This is a traditional way to raise funds, and with a fete comes many opportunities for those involved … Continue reading

Playing Out In The Rain

With the weather becoming wetter throughout the country, outside time is becoming less attractive to small children. It’s cold, wet, and at times we put less toys outside to play with because of the risk. However, there are reasons why you should encourage more outside play. Different Textures Playing outside during wet, rainy weather is completely different to play when it’s hot and sunny. These different experiences can help with learning co-ordination and sensory development. Different textures can also be … Continue reading

An award for teamwork and dedication

We were delighted to be selected as the winner of the B2B (business or business) category at the recent Essex Business Awards. The annual event, run by media giant, Newsquest Group, is the blue riband event in the regions business calendar and recognises the best that the county has to offer in entrepreneurship, business growth, innovation, marketing and customer service. The B2B award ‘is for companies demonstrating as part of their business to business strategy a successful track record of … Continue reading

Halloween Fundraisers For Your School

It’s the beginning of October and that means that it’s the start of the winter fundraising events. This year promises to be an interesting time with the threat of lots of snow and a harsh winter. Still, that doesn’t stop your funding requirements and you should be looking to actively fundraise for your school or preschool. As Halloween is coming up, we thought we’d look at some of the top ways you can fundraise for your school. Here are some … Continue reading

Adaptable, skilful and practical

Being flexible is part of our make up. The skills and products that we use for canopies can often be adapted to other uses around a site to ensure a coherent approach to the use of materials and a co-ordinated finished look to the new structures. A recent installation at Ashmole Primary School is a good example of this. Included in the work was a straight forward free standing Tarnhow mono canopy that created a new play and learn area … Continue reading

Product Update: Ullswater Apex

The Ullswater Apex Free Standing Canopy is a long-standing product that has been in our range since the beginning. It is a robust structure that provides effective weather protection and fits in particularly well with more traditional style environments, while still looking great in modern settings too. We are always looking at ways to further improve our products and we have decided to give you more choices when it comes to the faithful Ullswater Apex. You can now choose from two … Continue reading

Outside Learning Supports Classroom Work

When you’re looking for learning opportunities, outside time is often forgotten or ignored. Normally this is because there’s a significant pressure on teachers to use classrooms and technology. But outside learning can be a valuable partner in your learning schedule. There are several reasons why this is the case, including: Stress reduction There is a lot research showing stress in the classroom for both students and teachers is rising. Yet being in nature is also used in a lot of … Continue reading

Great Crafts For The New School Year

The new school year is fast approaching and you’re probably hard at work getting ready for returning students and new intakes. One of the activities you’ll be looking to start is craft. Craft activities are great because they allow children to develop critical skills, build confidence and allow them to express themselves. This year, autumn has come slightly earlier. Leaves are starting to turn and some fruits are already ripening. For some, the end of summer is a sad time, … Continue reading

Could Forest School Be Useful For You?

Did you know that nearly three out of every four children don’t play for one hour outside each day? Considering the significant benefits of outdoor play, it’s amazing more children don’t. Children might not go outside because they struggle to see the potential experiences and adventure available. This is where forest school can help. Forest school becomes an exciting third educator and can support learning in many ways. Children can learn fine motor skills, promote independence and help to raise … Continue reading