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PE and Sport Premium Funding for Schools

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 by simon winfield No Comments

What ways can you use your PE and Sport Premium funding?

In September 2017, we reported on the Governments plans to double PE and Sport Premium funding. A decision that we championed here at Red Monkey Play.

As with all these funding pots there are restrictions on the spending so we have put together a simple guide on what this means and how best to invest the funds.

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How much do I get and what can I spend it on?

Primary Schools with over 17 pupils will receive a minimum of £16000 PE and Sport Premium Funding in 2017/18  (click here for governments guide). Schools are advised that the funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that the school offer and this means that schools should use the premium to:

*    Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
*    Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The guidance is quite clear, you can use the funding to improve your play areas and equipment. Using the funding in this way means it will go on to benefit pupils for years to come.

An offer for you!

Therefore, for a limited period we are offering all schools who spend a minimum of £8000 of their PE and Sport Premium Funding with us a FREE BALANCE WEAVE WORTH £399, that means you get ONE FREE EXTRA PIECE OF EQUIPMENT within your project and children can be even more active!

If you would like to find out more about our products and services we offer call us now on 0116 366 9922 to arrange a without obligation free site visit or complete the Online Consultation Form by clicking here.

See below for more details on our products and how we can help.

Aerial View of Primary School Playground Installation

How can Red Monkey Help?                                                                   

We are one of the UK’s leading Playground Creation Specialists working with Primary Schools across the Country to provide active, fun and challenging play and learning equipment. Our Physical Development Products are developed to build and encourage physical development and activity.

Trim Trails, Climbing Walls and our Outdoor Gym range are a great way to invest your PE and Sport Premium Funding as they enable primary aged children to develop physically whilst also encouraging and developing motor skills, upper body strength, core strength and balance. Children will be more active, burn more energy and when the items are used as part of everyday activity will help the fight against childhood obesity.

If you want to focus more on Sports Activity then we offer a wide range of Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA) products including football and hockey goals, target walls, cricket boards, basketball posts and nets and many more. Playground Markings can help to create activity areas within your existing playgrounds.

This is a subject close to our heart and for many years we have campaigned and supported our young children to be more active, we are delighted to support schools in getting the most from their funding.

Please note this offer is limited so call us now on 0116 3669922 to arrange a without obligation FREE SITE VISIT or complete the Online Consultation Form by clicking here.

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.

For more information please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 0116 3669922. O for more of our latest products click here