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Educational Playground Markings

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In an era where screen time often eclipses outdoor play, we are enhancing the way children learn and interact in the playground.
With a diverse range of educational playground markings, we are turning the great outdoors into a vibrant classroom. Covering subjects from mathematics and literacy to geography and science, these markings are tools for active learning.

Whether it's a number grid for maths or a phonic frog trail for language skills these markings encourage children to engage both mentally and physically. The result? A stimulating environment that not only supports academic growth but also fosters essential social skills and problem-solving abilities through the use of playground markings.

Our Range of Educational Playground Markings

A Guide to Educational Playground Markings

What are Educational Playground Markings?

Put simply, these are thermoplastic markings which promote learning through active play. They enhance the playground with colourful designs encouraging children to play games and have fun, and at the same time they're learning maths, literacy, geography skills and more. It's a great way to help children blow off some steam and help them get ahead.

What are the Best Educational Markings?

Over the years we have found a number of markings to be very popular for helping with educational skills.

  • Number Grids.

  • Alphabet Caterpillar​

    • Available in upper or lower case this is a great marking​ for teaching children the alphabet.

    • ​Simply install the Alphabet Caterpillar marking so that children walk along on it on a daily basis.​

  • 1-20 Number Dragon.

    • A great marking for teaching maths skills during outdoor lessons or even ​just to allow children to create their own games.

Relevant Case Studies

Number Line PGM

Blank Number Lines - A look at a versatile marking.

Ready for children to put their own numbers in. Great for Maths lessons.

Snakes and Ladders Playground Markings

Board Game Playground Markings

An indepth look at board games which can be used on school playgrounds.

Fractions Table

Our Guide to Mathematical Markings

An indepth look at the mathmatical playground markings we offer.

What are our customers saying about us?

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Signet provided a fantastic range of playground markings, which have withstood relentless use of 400 primary school children on a daily basis. Great communication and pricing from the team in the office and on site. Highly recommend!

- Pomphlett Primary school

Professional and quick installation of a clamberstack at our village primary school. Left everything clean and tidy too! The children are enjoying the new climbing equipment. Great company to work with.

- Bledington Primary School

Fast service from site survey, quotation to installation. Markings look vibrant and were laid really well. I will definitely use them again for future playground markings.

- Thameside Primary School

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  • What are thermoplastic playground markings?
    It's a special type of plastic which is both durable and has an anti-slip grit within it. From these sheets of material, we create designs that we use to make playgrounds more fun and engaging. These markings are durable, vibrant, and safe for children. The thermoplastic can be used to create games, learning aids, or just fun patterns on the playground surface. With 27 colours available, the limit is just the imagination.
  • What are the benefits of playground markings?
    Choosing the right playground markings can make playtime more fun and active, help with learning, and make it easier for everyone to get along. Plus, they're created in a way that everyone, no matter their hobbies or skills, can enjoy and participate in. This aids in creating an environment in which physical activity levels are increased, learning occurs through fun engagement and promotes inclusive play.
  • How do you install thermoplastic playground markings?
    The first step is to sketch out the design with chalk on the tarmac. We then apply a liquid primer to the playground surface which seals it and ensures a long life for the thermoplastic markings. Once the primer is dry, about 20 mins, we then position the thermoplastic markings onto the sketched area. Using a special heating tool we make them hot until they've 'melted'. Once cool they will have firmly attached to the tarmac and won't move for a very long time!
  • How long do thermoplastic playground markings last?
    The short answer would be that they can last up to 10 times as long as paint (so about 10 years). However, the longer and arguably more accurate answer would be that it depends on a number of factors. What condition the playground surface was in when they were applied, how they're treated / the amount of footfall on them, what environmental conditions they're exposed to. As a guideline though we would expect thermoplastic markings to last 7 - 8 years when installed onto a good surface.
  • How do you remove playground markings?
    Some companies burn them off. We don't do this as we believe the noise, the fumes, and the mess it leaves behind are not worth it. This leaves a couple of options. UHP (ultra high pressure) water jet blasting will remove them, but the pressure is so high that it can remove some of the tarmac as well. Which then leaves the best possible way to remove them and that's UHP sand jet blasting. The sand acts as an abrasive and helps remove the markings at much lower pressures. As a result the markings can be removed with the least risk of damage to the playground. UHP sand jet blasting takes more time than UHP water jet blasting, but the minimise intrusion into the surface of the playground is very much worth it.

Download our Playground Markings Brochure

Playground Marking Catalogue

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