banning football in the playground, alternative solution

If you are thinking of banning football in the playground because of the disruption it causes to other children playing, the regular reporting of accidents or just the general mayhem it causes every break and lunchtime then here is an alternative solution that is being used in primary schools.

One such school who are using a Smooga to help manage their playground space is Emneth Primary School, The Headteacher Alison Townsend has this to say:

We had noticeable issues in the playground.  We didn’t want to ban football or ball games, but we needed improved boundaries to help manage conflict and play.  Older children were dominating the playground leaving little room for the younger children to play.