Standing throughout the school day may sound tiring and even counter-productive, but standing desks for primary schools are becoming increasingly popular in primary schools throughout Australia, and abroad.
It is not in any child's nature to be quiet and sit still. Children are restless and playful whenever they are given the opportunity.
In an age where childhood obesity is becoming commonplace, using adjustable standing desks in primary schools offer a more active alternative to the traditional sit-down desk. This is because they promote more healthy physical activity.
Standing desks are available in sizes and styles to meet the needs of students of all ages, and standing desk dimensions are versatile enough to fit into any classroom no matter the size and layout.
Teachers are seeing many benefits of these desks, such as an increase in energy and higher levels of productivity. This not only applies to their students but to themselves as well.
Portable options can be positioned on top of existing tables and can quickly be folded and packed away when not in use.
Everyone can benefit from the use of standing desks, but in the case of primary school kids, the compact sit-stand desk design is particularly popular, due to its versatility.
Standing desks are not only suitable for primary schools. Secondary schools, colleges and universities are also starting to discover the potential of a student standing desk.
Reports from primary schools that have implemented the use of these desks are that concentration and engagement in lessons have increased, while incidences of disruptive behaviour have decreased.
The teachers themselves also benefit from the use of large standup desks, and different styles are available to meet their needs, for example, a narrow standing desk for small spaces, and for those taller individuals our standing desks for tall persons.
Does this mean that you should be standing all day long, at school or work? No, standing all the time can be just as bad for your health as sitting all day. The idea is to avoid being in a fixed position all day, whether sitting or standing.
Standing desks for kids offer the freedom to be active and alert, with more opportunities to burn calories during that long school day. But we recommend regular “breaks” for movement about the classroom, and the chance to sit at certain times, to allow for more balance.
At UpDownDesk, we are proud of our range of height-adjustable standing desks for classrooms and offices, that are guaranteed to make a difference to the physical and mental well-being of students and teachers alike.
Standing desks are becoming very popular in schools and offices throughout Australia, and the rest of the world.
In schools where the option of standing desks is offered, teachers have commented that students are more alert and that their concentration has improved.
There are various types of standing desks, such as compact portable desks that can be positioned on top of existing tables, fold-down desks that can be mounted onto walls, and minimalist options to be used in corners.
Yes, several different styles of standing desks are available to meet the needs of different people and situations. Standing desk height can also be adjusted to suit the individual user’s requirements.
If you’re thinking, what size standing desk do I need, it depends on the circumstances in your school such as classroom size, the number of pupils, and layout of rooms. A combination of different styles may be best, to allow for use in different situations.