Monthly Archives: August 2011

School Playground Equipment Need Not Cost the Earth

Posted on August 30th, 2011 playground markings

Schools are returning after a welcome summer break to face yet more cutbacks to staffing and equipment. Children have spent the summer running around enjoying themselves and now they face a barren school yard, hardly inspiring and certain to cause behaviour problems.


Keep Kids Fit and Healthy with Trim Trails

Posted on August 19th, 2011 playground equipment

People are always trying to find ways to get children off their bums and outdoors doing exercise. At Playground Markings Direct we have found that the best way to get kids playing outdoors is simple, give them a fun area to play in and trim Trails are an excellent piece of Playground Equipment that is fun, adds adventure and gives an all round body workout.


PMD Team Smash Charity Target for Rays of Sunshine

Posted on August 18th, 2011 outdoor exercise

On Friday 29th to Saturday 30th July 2011 we set out to complete a 24 hour bikeathon with the aim to raise £1,500 for Rays of Sunshine. We successfully completed this and currently have smashed our target and raised £1,807!


Fencing stops The Dog in The Playground

Posted on August 18th, 2011 playground equipment

The Playground Markings Direct team were recently putting up some fencing for a Primary school when we saw a stray dog watching us. His little eyes were watching us as if to say, “Thanks a lot now I can’t get in to the playground and play on the slides!”


Scottish Schools invest in Trim Trails for the new term

Posted on August 18th, 2011 playground equipment trim trail

Schools in Scotland are now returning after a welcome summer break to face yet more cutbacks to staffing and equipment. Children have spent the summer running around enjoying themselves and now they face a barren school yard, hardly inspiring and certain to cause behaviour problems.


Safety First when it comes to Playground Equipment

Posted on August 16th, 2011 playground safety surface

Kids play rough in a playground whether it is playing British Bulldogs or pushing each other around there is often a risk of children getting hurt. However, playground equipment should not add to this risk.


New Playground Markings Direct website goes live!

Posted on August 15th, 2011 playground markings direct ltd

This week the brand new Playground Markings Direct website has gone live! As well as showing off a brand new design, the changes to the site are much more than simply cosmetic


Thermoplastic marking being applied

Posted on August 4th, 2011 playground markings

This is a short video of a thermoplastic marking being applied to a school playground surface filmed on a phone while on site. This lime green thermoplastic marking is being “burned” onto the surface, ensuring a longer life span of around 3 years.