According to the International Obesity Taskforce, one in four girls and one in five boys in the UK are overweight; of these, 700,000 children are obese. These shocking statistics are largely down to bad eating habits, inactivity and a reduction in playing fields. Add to these the recent complaints of some pitches being boggy, potholed and hazardous, and it paints a bleak picture.
Although the blame for children’s inactivity cannot be placed entirely on badly maintained public grounds, well maintained pitches and grassed areas could make a big difference to getting the nation’s children moving. Here Dayco, who provide artificial grass for schools, look at how high quality synthetic turf is a healthy choice for pupils:
Artificial Grass for Schools – Click here to discover the benefits of artificial grass for educational establishments and play areas.
Synthetic Sports Grounds Inspire Pupils – Synthetic grass pitches require almost no maintenance, so there’s never a time when they can’t be used. Pristine pitches are more appealing to children, and if kids see a pitch in use by a local team, it can inspire them to play more sports and enjoy outdoor activities at school.
Fake Turf Creates an Excellent Impression – A top quality pitch promotes a positive image of a school during home matches. Not only this, but a good surface may improve play on a competitive level. After all, artificial turf is what football teams use during their practice, so what’s good enough for the stars, is definitely good enough for our children! And, if your school has winning team, it inspires more pupils to get active.
Outdoor Play Whatever the Weather – Dayco is committed to providing the highest quality fake turf, and as our grass is self draining, pupils won’t get sodden and muddy. It means on wet days, staff and parents don’t have to worry about children’s uniform, shoes and trainers getting soiled as artificial grass provides a cleaner surface. So from nursery, secondary, middle school to senior schools, artificial turf can be used in all weathers. Another benefit is the reduction in cleaning costs as children aren’t trailing muddy feet down school corridors!
Immaculate Fake Turf Pitches are More Appealing – Pitches that are uneven and waterlogged are difficult to play on, and at worse can cause injuries. Children may be reluctant to use a badly maintained pitch, especially if they have previously fallen and hurt themselves on an uneven surface. Fake grass presents a soft surface to fall onto, so it is automatically more attractive to play on.
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About Dayco Artifical Grass
Dayco provides synthetic turf to schools, businesses, organisations, parks, local authorities and private homes. We manage hundreds of projects a year and our artificial grass has been praised for its quality and realistic appearance.