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Yalp Memo as part of education plan at the Juliana primary school 

Even in this day and age, many schools are still under the impression that daily exercise is a luxury. Some of them have even gotten rid of their P.E. program. However, it’s been proven that living an active lifestyle improves the efficiency of your learning time. When children are actively moving and playing, the brain produces extra cells that accelerate the time a child needs to study something.

The Juliana school has acknowledged this and installed the first-ever educational Yalp Memo playset on a schoolyard as part of their teaching materials worldwide. Students get taught P.E., mathematics, and languages at the playground. Yalp’s educational games combine P.E. with educational subjects such as history and biology.

“The math games on the Yalp Memo will not replace our math classes entirely, but it’s a fun addition to the schoolyard for the kids to practice their math skills,” says principal Marco Schaap, the Juliana school. “We bought the Memo for the fun-factor, which it certainly has. By offering the Memo, we stimulate the children to lead a more active lifestyle.

"The Yalp Memo is designed in such a way that the games are not just physical, but it also enhances social cohesion, and has an educational dimension."

Yalp Memo - Juliana school - playing mathematics

Yalp Memo - Juliana school - playing mathematics

Yalp Memo - Juliana school

Yalp Memo - Juliana school

Yalp Memo - Juliana school - playing the Tag game

Yalp Memo - Juliana school - playing the Tag game

Yalp Memo - Juliana school - playing mathematics

Yalp Memo - Juliana school - playing mathematics

More than fun

Marco continues: “We’ve known for a while that daily exercise drastically improves study performances. It helps children develop themselves both physically and socially. The Yalp Memo is the perfect fit for our school as it gives plenty of incentive to get kids to get active. It’s designed so that the games are not just physical, but also enhances social cohesion and has an educational dimension.”

Freely accessible; even after school hours!

“We use the Memo as much as possible. Teachers often take the younger classes outside to the Memo for math practice. This way, the lessons are becoming more dynamic, and the material sticks better. We’ve also decided to keep the playground accessible during the breaks and after school hours. It’s being used a lot!”

"The Memo has an educational approach where children are able to learn the alphabet and solve math sums, therefore it's a great addition to our school!”