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A-life and Playforce combine forces to help improve children’s mental & physical health

The health & wellbeing of children is one of the top priorities that parents share and it’s reassuring to see that the government is putting this high on the agenda for when children return to schools. Following a third lockdown and an extraordinary past year, a focused effort to address children’s mental and physical health will be essential to rebuilding and strengthening their general wellbeing.

Playforce and A-life share a common passion to engage children through play so we have combined forces to turn this passion into a drive to take on this challenge and help improve the mental & physical health of children throughout the UK. Together we have over 37 years of experience of working with schools to help children develop, learn and thrive; creating positive memories of their school years.

A-life have taught over 1 million children face to face about developing healthy habits from a young age through our range of hands-on health & wellbeing workshops. We know that children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, so we take the curriculum topics and design workshops that will captivate children so the lessons sink deep and stay with them for life. We offer a mix and match approach, so schools can choose a bespoke programme that suits their requirements. Our workshops include: Healthy Workshops, Fitness Sessions, Alcohol & Drug Awareness & our latest Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshop. This latest workshop has been designed around the evidence-based 5 Ways to Wellbeing, a framework that enables children to understand how to develop positive mental health and wellbeing. We explore each of these 5 keys, making them easy for children to understand, remember and apply to their lives. We also have an online version of this for schools that prefer.

At Playforce we have over 20 years of experience delivering expert advice, designs and installations to help create amazing outdoor spaces for children of all ages and abilities. We create playground and sports areas for schools, nurseries and academies in all four corners of the UK. Our playground designs are tailored to individual customers, we listen to your ideas and requirements and turn them into a reality. We can help you choose school playground equipment that supports the needs of the curriculum or simply to create opportunities for active play, increasing physical activity, whilst working with your budget to ensure that you have an engaging outdoor space that children will love. At Playforce we believe that outdoor play is an essential part of childhood and our playground equipment is designed to inspire and develop physical, social and mental skills.

We are excited to be working together on this issue which is so current and so crucial for the wellbeing of the next generation.