It seems that for children, play is the language of childhood in which they are encouraged to use props, devise rules and immerse themselves in their imaginations all the while encouraging behavioural development, brain growth and cognitive skills.
According to Play England, this concept of Free Play is defined as “children choosing what they want to do, how they want to do it and when to stop and try something else”.
Child development theorist Tina Bruce states that the scale of involvement in play is hugely important as “concentration is the greater predictor of academic success”. This suggests that the encouragement of free flow play nurtures the ability to deeply focus in later life, harnessing academic success and creative thinking.
As a manufacturer of folding walls and partitions for buildings of all kinds, we can make your room partition exactly how you want it. We aren’t phased if you have a room with irregular height ceiling areas or if you need your partition to curve around an awkward area of the space.
We will assess your premises and design a solution to match your needs perfectly, then we make the fabric concertina style partition in our factory to your exact specifications including colour and install it with the minimum of disruption to your school or business.
School’s out for summer!
And while the kids are away it is great time to make some improvements to your school environment. Something that can be particularly beneficial is the installation of a folding wall system. Here are five reasons why you need them in your school.
So you know you need a moveable partition wall. But you find the options available baffling!
We sympathise. It’s not like nipping down to your local supermarket to buy dinner. A moveable wall system is likely to be a one-off purchase but with a several technical points to get your head around. Below we outline some of the main things to consider to help you make the best decision.
But before we get down to the nitty-gritty lets run over the benefits of moveable wall systems. Identifying which benefits are most important to you will help inform your decision.
Martyn Ferris in his Mini Cooper, sponsored by Building Additions
Building Additions have just joined the sponsors that are supporting Martyn Ferris as he takes part in a number of Hill climbing events throughout Wales and the West Country.
Martyn drives a Mini Cooper in the Trident Engineering Sprint and Hill climbing Championship.
Building Additions have played a small part alongside the main sponsors Jem Interiors.
We would Like to wish Martyn every success this year!
What do Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs, the cobra in the Well of Souls (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Magneto in X-Men 2 have in common?
Yes: you’ve guessed it! They were all screened behind glass (or glass effect) partitions to protect the other characters in their respective films.
One of the key considerations for any company looking to install a folding partition or movable wall system is the level of soundproofing they require, which in turn determines the acoustic performance they need their partition product to achieve.
So what exactly is sound, how is it measured and how can it impact your decision on which partition system to install within your building?
A partition wall system is a flexible way to get the most out of your commercial space. It gives you the freedom to choose between wide-open space one day, and smaller distinct spaces the next. In fact you don’t even need to switch on alternate days – commercial wall dividers can normally be opened or closed in a matter of seconds.
So a boardroom can be extended to accommodate a larger meeting, a nursery can close off part of a room for sleep-time, and a hotel can split a function room in two. But with so many uses how do you spec up the right movable wall partitions for you?
If you run a nursery, you will know what a wonderful yet demanding place it is…
Full of children of different age groups, doing different activities and with varying needs.
But how do you manage your available space effectively?
One way to do this is through folding partitions.
Hebden Green Community Special School in Cheshire were in need of a way to separate areas of their main hall for different types of events and activities that are held there. This large folding or concertina partition provided the perfect solution.
The room divider can be very easily and quickly be opened or closed to adjust the room size and close off the corridor area behind to keep noise and distractions from the main hall area.