With the opportunity to resist returning to the standard classroom, many schools are redesigning their spaces to create safe and virus free learning environments. Many of these being outdoors.
AMV Playgrounds offer many bespoke multi sensory play options that can be installed and designed for our precious outdoor spaces. The Trim Trail Range is manufactured in AMV’s workshop here in the UK.
The current pandemic is responsible for many things but surely one of the most destructive has to be the effect it has had on children’s play, their spaces and ultimately their all so important childhood freedom.
Within our modern environment many factors can affect our mental health, including of course our environment. Certain aspects of urbanisation and the loss of opportunity for experiencing nature on a regular basis for some people can affect levels of mental illness and health.
The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson promised a comprehensive track and trace would be in place by the start of the new school year. The draft documents, shared as part of the consultation, show that the main approach to safety will be that of the “protective bubble” raising questions about the practicalities of our traditional classrooms.
With the school system in disarray and September looming, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets out a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme for schools across England.
Covid has without doubt altered the way we work and where, we will no longer use the ‘office’ in the same way. Working remotely has taught us that we can. However we are unlikely to ever give up our working office environment completely. Isolation and connectivity issues make working from home less than ideal as a permanent solution.
Tackling Coronavirus is down to everyone following the guidelines, keeping their distance, washing their hands regularly, using their elbow to cough or sneeze into, using face masks etc. Every step has been established to protect ourselves and will help to protect our neighbours, colleagues, friends, and family members.
Getting ready for Back to School in September can be challenging for schools at the best of times. With Coronavirus on everyone's minds, we all know how important it is to follow government guidelines and make sure everywhere is as safe as possible. Schools have stayed open during lockdown, providing essential childcare for key workers. These children have formed isolated ‘bubbles’ to keep them safe whilst they learn and play.
With numerous weeks sheltering under the ‘Stay At Home’ umbrella and uncountable home classes, I find myself wondering whether my children will discover what many of us secretly question, is the traditional way of schooling really necessary for learning?. With the new normal beginning to take shape and a life that is expected to be different even after the virus’s impact lessens maybe so will the need for our classroom lessons!
When the inevitable happened and Covid-19 lockdown was not only announced but enforced on 23rd March 2020, our country changed. No longer was it considered safe to go to work, to travel, to use public transport. We saw the entire population begin to walk, the roads were clear and for the first time in decades towns, villages and cities saw the return of the bike!
Choosing the correct materials is vital when designing and specifying outdoor furniture for the future. In light of our current global climate emergency, the process has become more crucial than ever. It is paramount to select materials that balance aesthetics, durability and sustainability that the environment quite rightly demands to be considered.
In light of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, AMV Playground Solutions have been prompted to design and bring to market a new Sanitisation station to their portfolio of products. This is a design solution that simplifies personal cleanliness and hygienic waste disposal outside the safety of our own homes.
Our children are immersed and exposed to varying stressful environments, both at school and at home. It is of no surprise that we are reading negative headlines referring to the decline in our children’s mental health.
We would like to update you on the current position of our Group in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The situation continues to develop on a daily basis and we as a Group have been monitoring this very closely, with the safety of all our colleagues being of paramount importance.
The last decade has seen a considerable shift in how urban spaces are designed and constructed across the world. Construction professionals have changed their practices from designing urban places around buildings and roadways, instead now focusing on public spaces and communities.
Amid the developing COVID-19 situation, we want to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to keep our customers, employees and their families safe and healthy.
Street furniture is more important than ever in commercial environments and plays a much bigger role than simply aesthetic enhancements. It provides a multitude of functional and social benefits.
How sustainability and technology is shaping the urban environment and the street furniture within it
Around 72% of the EU population lives in urban areas (1). Cities and towns throughout Europe are evolving and growing at an incredible rate. As a result, a new and more developed model of sustainability is required. One which saves energy, protects the environment and increases citizens’ wellbeing.
As part of a continued growth strategy in 2020, we are excited to announce the launch of Bailey Street Furniture Group. This involves merging three urban street furniture brands, one playground equipment brand and all associated products into one core group umbrella.
AMV have successfully competed for a coveted place on a national framework agreement to manufacture, supply and install a variety of steel outdoor sports and active play equipment.
As part of the Bailey Specialist Business Group, AMV Playgrounds is involved with a group restructuring that will deliver greater efficiencies & improved lead times.
Vandal resistant Steel Tennis Nets have been installed by AMV Playgrounds in Lascelles Park for Slough MBC.
The children at the St Ignatius Catholic Primary School in Preston, have returned from their summer holidays to find a transformed playground.
The bespoke service offered by AMV Playgrounds is best demonstrated by the recent installation of target and traverse walls at Oare C of E Primary School, Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Part of the Bailey Street Furniture Group
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