Kringlaskolan, a primary school in Sweden has expanded their schoolyard and wanted something that would fit the future vision of the school going forward. “We don’t have a large schoolyard, so we wanted something that doesn’t need a lot of space, but can activate the children. I think we have achieved that.”
The school had given their schoolyard a major upgrade in 2015 and installed several traditional play sets. Teachers noticed that the children were much calmer in class, now they had fun activities during their breaks. The school wanted to offer the students an even better play experience and desired something new.
We reached the goal we have set
The school’s director Sirkka Persson shares: “We chose the Yalp Memo on recommendation, we did not know anything about it before. The design and durability of the memo appeal to us. We bought the red version, as red is the colour of our school’s logo! I just have to recommend a super investment. In only a week, we have seen that it corresponds to our purpose and that we reached the goals we have set. This play set promotes movement, spreads joy and also gives students who have it socially difficult the possibility to join the community.
It’s basically the only activity on the playground that doesn’t require an adult to keep an eye on the children during break. Something we have not dared to hope for. Memo is truly about physical activity, learning and social interaction. You can choose from several interactive games, with a focus on physical exercise or on learning math and training your memory in a fun way. The great thing is that the students understand everything about the play set and games intuitively.”
The installation of the Yalp Memo was finished in April 2017 and made possible by our respected partner Lekolar in Sweden. The client revealed to be very pleased with the help they received: “We received help during the whole process, from idea to installation, which we found crucial”
Since installation, the school students haven’t stopped playing until the product was switched off at night. The Yalp Memo activity zone is a big hit and is played for over 4 hours on average each day.