Get teens out on the playground
Playground equipment for middle and high schools
"We don't play anymore!" Talk to any high schooler or middle schooler, and they'll make this defining statement that speaks to their maturing toward adulthood. We know they do play, it's just in their way. It takes the right high school playground equipment, typically geared around sports, to get older students moving during school.
Through 50 years of studying the way all children play, we've gathered a unique understanding of how t(weens) play. Our high school playground equipment supports the health, learning, and social inclusion of all teenagers and abilities. From the sports-crazed teens to the middle schoolers who could care less, everyone will find an engaging, safe spaces here.
What playground equipment should you choose for your secondary school?
These six secondary school playground equipment types for older students are a good base for a fun and challenging schoolyard.
Dedicated Sports Areas: Choose Multisport areas to encourage team play.
Dedicated Gym Areas: Go for gym structures like school fitness playgrounds.
Hangout Areas: Create hangouts away from the main playground with hangout spots for playgrounds.
"If I were to give a tip to other schools looking to create an exercise-friendly environment, it would be to involve students in the process [...] As adults, we have a lot of ideas about what the area should look like, but you want to know what the kids want."
Antoin Hoovers, PE Teacher, Segbroek College
KOMPAN Play Institute gives best practices to increase t(w)eens & physical activity
About 23% of 11-17 year olds meet the minimum amount of physical activity on a global scale. This is devastating, as tweens and teens repeatedly say they like to be moving! They like outdoor play and play areas, as long as the design accommodates them alongside younger children.
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Top choices for middle and high school playground equipment
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