smooga sponsor england rugby wheelchair 7′s!

To coincide with the nation’s rugby fever, Smooga is pleased to announce our sponsorship of England Rugby Wheelchair 7′s.

The England Wheelchair Rugby 7′s team play rugby union with contact, scrums and line-outs in the same way as all the teams in this year’s Rugby World Cup. However, Wheelchair 7′s is played by people in chairs and is an all inclusive sport open to men, women, boys and girls, disabled and able-bodied alike.

maximising space in the playground

Here at Smooga we have two solutions to help maximise space in the playground.  Simple ideas that have been proven to be successful in many schools.

Often it is the children playing football who dominate the space in the playground which reduces the room left for other children to play. Finding practical ways to help manage the playing of football can maximise the space left for other children to play.

There are now over 80 Schools in the UK who are using a Smooga to help manage their outside space.

smooga is a hit with marish academy trust – case study

Marish Academy Trust, based in Slough, consists of two primary schools, Marish Primary School (705 students) and Willow Primary School (453 students).

The Director of Sports and Community, Jason Elwell, has taken a strategic approach to school sports based on developing personal and social skills. The Trust’s aim is to challenge students in a competitive environment, whether that’s in a team sport or beating a personal best, with healthy competition supporting learning and development.

increasing the effective space in the playground

Here at Smooga we have two solutions to help increase the effective space in the playground.  Simple ideas that have been proven to be successful in many schools.

Often it is the children playing football who dominate the space in the playground which reduces the room left for other children to play. Finding practical ways to help manage the playing of football can significantly reduce accidents and conflict in the playground.

There are now over 80 Schools in the UK who are using a Smooga to help manage their outside space.

leedon lower school are very pleased with their new smooga

Well it was one of those days in that it started raining almost as we started installing the new Smooga at Leedon Lower School and then stopped when we had finished!  Despite this the install went really well and was completed in less than 2 hours.

When we had finished the Headteacher Richard Benson came and inspected the new installation and was very pleased in how it looked and eager to get the children using it.  It was nice to meet Richard again as the last time we met him was at the Education Show in March 2015.  Although at the show we were able to show him pictures and a few samples of the panels he was struck by how good the Smooga looked when fully assembled.

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.

run your very own “smooga cup” competition

Marish Primary School last year ran a very successful “Smooga Cup” competition where they competed against another local school Willow Primary playing hockey.  It really was a great day and lots of fun for the children and because they played hockey the girls and boys competed on a very equal basis.

Keith Place the director of Smooga was there for the day and awarded the “Smooga Cup” and medals to all the children taking part.