Education & Schools
Working in Schools
Redlynch have been working in schools for over 20 years now, in which time we have established a strong reputation in the sector for our quality of work and levels of service. All our staff are DRB checked and qualified to work in schools.
Rubber wet pour, Tiger Mulch and artificial grass all make for excellent safety surfaces in school play areas. Each surface can be installed to accommodate critical fall heights where necessary. Furthermore, they will all form a great area for running around and helping kids let off steam in their own right, regardless if play equipment is being installed or not. Fun and educational graphics can be installed into wet pour surfaces, with playground favourites hopscotch and number caterpillars always going down well. Tiger Mulch makes for a lovely natural looking surface, whilst artificial grass is perfect for when a grass look is wanted, but without the associated maintenance.
Expert advice: please do talk to use about essential sub base preparation work required when installing a new safety surface. This is an imperative part of any installation, despite what you may be told by other companies. We strongly recommend a suitable sub base is built to avoid problems with settlement and flooding.
Fun and Exciting
We all know that children of all ages learn through play, so that great play areas are key to helping school children with the physical, social and cognitive development, whilst having a lot of fun at the same time. We call this ‘exercise in disguise’.
Our Lappset equipment allows children to play together and co operate, or play alone if needed. It powers physical growth with the use of climbing, crawling and swinging activities whilst at the same time developing co ordination, balance and vestibular skills. Creativity is nurtured by many themed items, such as boats and castles, that allow a child’s imagination to run riot – perfect for fantasy and role play!
So, whether you are looking to enhance your nursery with fantasy items, springies and sand play, your EYFS KS1, and KS2 areas with equipment that builds on developing bodies and minds, or wish to improve STEM learning and special needs provision please do contact us about our Scandinavian designed and inspirational play equipment form Lappset.
For nurseries and playgroups
The ABC Toddler range is designed for children under 5 – the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Designs encourage young children to move and play with many items designed with dimensions that make it really easy for adults to access the equipment and support young children.
The ABC range fit seamlessly with school playground equipment for older children so its easy to create a playground that accommodates children across the whole age range.
Nature play – the Flora range
Beautiful natural looking playgrounds fire up children’s imagination.
From trim trails, to troll villages the Flora range brings nature into an urban environment or fits seamlessly into a rural area.
Theme based and bespoke
Encouraging children’s imagination is one of our core aims.Our playground designers at Lappset have created thousands of custom designs for schools and leisure attractions all over the world, so there is a high chance we will already have a custom design that your school will love.
As Lappset manufacture their equipment, it is easy to introduce bespoke features, whether this is to ensure equipment safely fits in a constrained space, or you want a little thematic touch to make your playground even more special.
Adventure Trails with a difference
Our trim trails are truly something special and very different from the standard trim trails common throughout the country.
We have retained the great advantages of Trim Trails utilising flexible layout for difficult or constrained spaces and modest costs but have also included some new aspects such as different designs including climbing trails, steel footings to prevent rotting at ground level, usage of High Pressure Laminate in the structural pieces for longer product life and glue laminated timber supports. This material will not split and retains its colour – unlike conventional round wood trim trails which are prone to rotting, splitting and warping.
Lappset playground designers have a wealth of experience from creating inclusive and wheelchair accessible playgrounds all over the world.
There is also a comprehensive range of Inclusive Sports and fitness range (suitable for all ages)
Solutions for Schools Lacking Playground Space
How can you magically create space for a big playground piece in a very restricted space? The answer is to create a vertical playground!
We have 2 different custom designs for vertical playgrounds. As these are custom pieces they can be designed in a wide variety of dimensions (but always go upwards). What’s more, despite their height they can have fantastic play features for lots of children and still not require a safety surface.
FlexiTop Colourful Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surface
Our FlexiTop wet pour rubber surfaces are very popular in schools and nurseries as they are:
- Hard wearing
- Colourful and inviting
- Porous (so should not become waterlogged)
- Fully compliant with EN 1176 and EN 1177 safety standards.
Colourful wet pour with precise computer aided design encourages play.
TigerMulch – Bound Rubber Mulch
Our Bound Rubber Mulch (TigerMulch) is a natural looking alternative to bark, but with improved safety properties and vastly reduced maintenance.
- High durability
- Low maintenance (no need to keep refilling)
- Great safety properties (Fully compliant with EN 1176 and EN 1177)
- Quick to install, so great value for money
- Very porous and free draining
Our bound rubber mulch is also great for tree pits and high wear areas.
Synthetic or Artificial Grass
Where possible it is best for children to be playing on real grass. However, we recognise that this is not always possible due to natural grass being unable to cope with high foot traffic and may also have drainage issues and maintenance issues. Our Artificial grass (know as SyntheTurf) solves these issues:
- A year-round “green” area is a great asset. It brightens the environment and encourages activity outdoors.
- Low maintenance
- Can have improved drainage installed – the synthetic grass itself is porous (free draining)
- With the correct subsurface can also be an effective safety surface
- Reduces mess and cleaning costs as children don’t bring mud and dirt inside
Our synthetic turf is hard wearing and gives a great natural look.
Safety Surface Deep Clean – Extend the life of your playground!
When an outdoor surface becomes very dirty and wet, it is often very slippery. Our deep clean service can restore a tired playground making it like new.
- Safety, non-slip and resilient properties restored (including improved drainage)
- Kills moss / mould and inhibits moss and mould regrowth
- Restores colours
- Play areas only closed for a short period of time during cleaning
- Equally effective on black and coloured surfaces
- Works well on rubberised sports surfaces too
- Can also work on concrete and tarmac too
- No other process cleans so deeply and so effectively
A deep clean of a safety surface with our specialist solution not only makes it safer (by making it less slippery) but also restores the porosity, making it less likely to flood AND restores the original colours.
High Wear Pathways and Daily Mile Tracks
There are often areas in schools and nurseries where grass areas and stone paths become eroded and create problems. This is especially the case in schools participating in (the fantastic!) Daily Mile initiative.
We have some fantastic solutions for running tracks, Daily Mile tracks and pathways that solve these issues. Our rubberised pathways are durable and porous and also feel lovely to walk or run on. Even better their rubber base makes them gentle on children’s joints.
Outdoor Leisure Tables
Redlynch Leisure also supply some of the best outdoor leisure tables that are really durable as well as beautiful.
Our range of outdoor leisure tables include:
- Table Tennis Tables
- Table Football
- Picnic tables
- Chess Tables.
High Cross Church
The new surface is superb, and today when it rained a lot we had no puddling and free drainage, so very happy indeed. Thank you so much.
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