Some educators are under the impression that it’s worthwhile to buy cheaper school furniture to save money. Some people think this is a good idea because kids can be tough on school furniture and cause it to wear out quickly, meaning that it has to be replaced within a few years anyway. However, it is worth it to invest in better school furniture whenever possible. These are a few ways that the right school furniture can really make a difference.
Keep Students Comfortable
If students can’t get comfortable in their seats, can you really expect them to get their work done and pay attention? Better school furniture can help keep students more comfortable, which can, in turn, cause them to pay better attention and learn more while they are in class. For example, active seating, such as Smith System’s Noodle Chair and VS’ Hokki Stool, are great solutions for students with ADD and ADHD. Active seating chairs not only allow movement, but encourages it by moving with the student – not resisting or restricting him or her. This not only makes the chair more comfortable than other classroom chairs, but also encourages the student to engage his or her core muscles while seated, which in turn improves concentration and productivity.
Make the School Look Better
Impressions matter when it comes to your school. Cheap, flimsy and unattractive furniture can prevent the school from coming across well to students, parents and others who enter the premises. Investing in better school furniture can make a big difference in the impression that people get when they enter each classroom or other area of the school.
Save Money on Furniture in the Future
Yes, it’s true that kids can be hard on school furniture. However, if you go ahead and invest in better furniture, you can help ensure that it lasts longer. In the long run, this can save the school money.
As you can see, it is worth it to spend a little more for the right school furniture. If you are looking for the right furniture for your school setting, contact us at Worthington Direct to find out more about the furniture that we have to offer.