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Red Monkey’s sponsorship helps children cross the line!

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 by Alex Stone No Comments

We are pleased to have sponsored the Oadby and Wigston Primary Schools Cross Country League for the second year running. Red Monkey donated £200 to the event which has enabled the league to buy trophies and medals for the children participating.

The Oadby and Wigston Primary Schools Cross Country League is designed to be fun, innovative and challenging for children aged 7 to 12, with the league being competitive, yet supportive to all athletes. The 2017 league consisted of three races that took place at Wigston Academy, in Leicester on September 14th, October 5th and November 9th.

Sam Conlon, Headteacher at Glenmere Primary School who organises the event commented, “The Oadby and Wigston  Primary Schools Cross Country League was set up in 2016 and over the last two years it has really grown. The feedback from schools and parents about the league has been so positive and it was great to see so many children from different schools in the area competing and winning their races, and a variety of schools having success in the team awards.”

“The support from Red Monkey has been amazing as it has helped us provide end of season trophies for the event,” said Sam, “With Red Monkey’s continued support we are able to make it a real success and send home very happy children and proud parents, who left with their trophies.”

We had already developed a relationship with Sam from sponsoring the Cross-Country League last year, and Managing Director, Simon Winfield, was delighted to be able to provide the trophies for this year’s event. 24 trophies and medals were provided by Red Monkey for 8 different age groups who entered the league.

Simon Winfield explained, “We were extremely proud to sponsor the Oadby and Wigston Primary Schools Cross Country League by donating the trophies. We love getting involved with our local community and this event really helps with children’s development and keeping them active.”

Our latest outdoor classroom – The Earth Pod

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by Alex Stone No Comments

Red Monkey Play have a wide range of wooden outdoor classrooms; however, they have now added their latest version the “Earth Pod”. The outdoor classroom has been inspired by working with schools and nurseries and has a distinct fantasy appeal with large round front doors and round double-glazed window to ensure it is bathed in light.

Crafted from high quality timber the environment created is conducive to learning and really engages children and teachers with both very keen to use it at any opportunity. Natural, earthy and eco themes run throughout the outdoor classroom which is handmade in the Red Monkey factory using sustainable timbers and materials – the outdoor classroom is immersed in light and fully insulated. The “Earth Pod” can be used throughout the year as it retains heat in hotter months, is fully waterproof in winter, yet fresh and cool during summer.

The quirky and appealing design has proven to engage with children offering them something different to their normal learning environment, the ‘pod’ also helps retain children’s interest and concentration in lessons and discussions.

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The Earth Pod, Learning Outdoors, Fun Classroom

Measuring 4m long and 2.5m wide there’s plenty of space for both children and teachers. The outdoor classroom lends itself to a wide range of internal designs – it can be fitted with bench seating, a relaxing reading room or desks and chairs can be added for one-to-one or small group lessons.

As standard, the Earth Pod is finished with a natural wooden exterior, however there is an option to upgrade this to an artificial grass covering. This further increases the fantasy look and appeal which also creates a great sensory texture and with the additional electrics package (which can be added) the ‘pod’ creates the ideal sensory learning area.

Dwayne Toon, Headteacher at Rolleston Primary School said, “we absolutely love our “Earth Pod” outdoor classrooms, the first has proved such a success that we have already added a second to serve as a sensory room to be used by children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) requirements. The individual fantasy design engages children and teachers alike and we are now working with Red Monkey on an internal version because we have found children concentrate and learn much better in this different environment”.

The “Earth Pod” is competitively priced at £6895 + vat and is a very cost-effective option for increasing learning space in schools, many of which are desperate to find additional space rather than using cloakrooms and corridors.

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