Welcome to ESP Play
ESP have established a fantastic reputation within education by recognising and utilising the school playground as a context to deliver real improvements that contribute to raising standards in schools. Independent research confirms the positive impact of their approach to playground development. ESP are passionate about delivering their goals around raising standards and making young people more confident, healthy and determined to achieve.
ESP are specialist playground equipment manufacturers, playground equipment suppliers and playground equipment installers. Having developed thousands of schools throughout the UK, they have gathered years of experience, ideas and examples of best practice. The playground equipment is manufactured at their head office in Burnley and installed nationwide.
Their unique approach to the use of playground equipment in schools has been subject to independent research from leading universities. Leeds Metropolitan, Liverpool John Moores and Roehampton University have all been commissioned to evaluate the impact and sustainability of their concept. The NHS have to date invested up to £5m on ESP interventions designed to get children and young people more active more often. Their high quality approach evidences significant improvements in the daily participation in high quality physical activity. ESP fly the flag for the positive impact participation in daily high quality physical activity has on learning.
Independent research confirms your school will benefit from the following if you work in partnership with ESP:
Increased physical activity levels of every child in your school playground
Improve physical literacy and fundamental movement skills
Increase the confidence of individuals
Improved attention within the classroom environment and improved attitudes towards learning
Its not just the playground equipment that delivers all this improvement. The vital ingredient to the success and positive impact is due to the suite of nationally accredited professional learning modules that support teachers in the use of the playground equipment. The core focus is sustainability, and they ensure that the knowledge, understanding and application of the concept is delivered to the highest possible standards, which delivers positive impact across the whole school.