The past few months have been a challenging time for Australia, and not in the least for our nation’s schools. With teachers, students and parents all working from home, it’s been difficult trying to adjust to this “new normal” of dining table classrooms, and lounge room schoolyards.
But underneath this change is the inevitability that before too long (though it might feel like longer), schools will go back to how they used to be; kids will once again be climbing on the monkey-bars instead of on the bookshelf. And while it might seem like all you can do in the meantime is wait, we at Brighter Lines think that there’s an exciting opportunity to reinvigorate your schoolyard while the kids learn from home. With only a few people still on site at most schools, it’s the perfect time to make changes that would otherwise be difficult amongst the busyness of a school day.
We want to help you to be able to do that.
So, we’ve gathered our top 5 ideas for how you can use the lockdown as an opportunity to transform your school’s asphalt and concrete areas, into something fresh, fun and inspiring.
1: Literacy Art
What better way to encourage kids with learning and understanding literacy, than with our colorful and exciting literacy designs. From games like Scrabble and Jumpa Word, to designs like the Alphabet Snake and the Sound Fish, our unique, copyrighted artworks are the result of extensive research into childhood education. Inspiring kids to learn while at the same time letting them play their own games and tell their own stories.
2: Numeracy Art
Maths can be challenging for a lot of kids, and even those who show a natural affinity don’t necessarily find it “fun.” This is why Brighter Lines offers such a large range of mathematical and numerical playground artworks. From classic games like Snakes and Ladders, to our unique creations like ‘Dude Jump’, these vibrant playground designs are a fun and creative way to make students excited about numbers.
3: Giant Games
Dedicated schoolyard spaces for outdoor games are a great way to keep kids mentally and physically active during recess and lunch. From Giant Chess and Giant Checkers to Twister and Four Square, we offer an entire range of fun, stimulating games that are an asset to any school.
4: Sports Markings
Whether you’re looking to add markings for a brand new netball court, or just touch up those faded bat tennis squares, Brighter Lines offers markings for all your indoor and outdoor sports court needs. Sometimes, a fresh coat of paint is all it takes to make kids excited for exercise.
5: Car Parks
A vital, yet often neglected part of most schools is the car park. While it might be the only “line-marking” job that most parents and teachers interact with, making sure that the lines are bright, crisp and clear can really go a long way to making your school feel loved and cared for.
We hope that these ideas have inspired you to use the remainder of lockdown to breathe new life into areas of your school that might otherwise be lacking.
And if any of the specific examples or images have sparked your interest, then give us a call on 1300 369 527, or email us at [email protected] to get a fast, free, friendly quote.