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Childhood obesity sparks government to provide new funding for Primary Schools

by | Apr 24, 2014 | News

Playground games and markings

The World Health Organisation reports that childhood obesity is now regarded as the main global threat challenging the 21st century.

Public Health England provides a wide rang of data relating to childhood health and general wellbeing.

Last year over 1000 children under the age of 10 were admitted to hospitals in the UK as a result of obesity. 1 out of every 3 children between the ages of 2 and 10 are classed as overweight.

These statistics are a frightening indictment of the social problems that are endemic in our country today. Teachers are being encouraged more and more to increase the physical activity of children through sport and PE lessons. The playground is being regarded as an environment where this increase in physical activities can be achieved.

Also, recent Ofstead reports have stated general disappointment in PE lessons in many Primary Schools throughout the UK prompting government bodies to provide new funding that has been specifically ring-fenced to be used for professional development modules or materials for PE and sports.

Playground Marking for Activities

first4playgrounds have a range of playground games and markings that fall under the new government funding scheme. Contact us for more details.

At first4playgrounds we have already designed and installed playground games and markings to many schools under the new government funding scheme specifically used in sports coaching and PE lessons including markings such as the ones above including the standing long jump, the target throw and the activity trail as well as many others.

Please contact us on 0191 477 8900 or email at and we will be pleased to carry out a free playground evaluation, design and quotation for your school.

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