Next generation school grounds
Making your school grounds a safe and inviting place for students enhances the educational experience and outcomes. Talk to us about our refreshingly different outdoor furniture solutions, designed to match your education and student wellbeing priorities.
Research-backed solutions for outdoor learning and recreation spaces that boost student engagement, learning potential and social cohesion.
Smart choices for versatile spaces
Everything from brilliant basics to modular seating for multi-purpose areas that maximise student use before, during and after class.
An ever-growing range of high-quality furniture and equipment made using sustainably sourced, recycled and recyclable materials.
Urban Effects is a proud New Zealand-owned business with local teams, support and manufacturing in both the North and South Islands. The majority of products in our range are designed and made right here in New Zealand at our manufacturing facilities in Whanganui and Rangiora – providing local employment opportunities and delivering exceptional quality street furniture products to suit your place, purpose and price.
What’s more, you experience the level of personalised attention and support you deserve from a team committed to creating outdoor spaces that encourage people to enjoy our fresh air and landscapes.
Open the door to a fresh approach to teaching with outdoor classrooms.
Outdoor classrooms are fast becoming a must for schools that want to provide children with a rich educational experience that’s filled with fun, exciting and diverse learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls.
We make it fast, easy and affordable for schools, preschools and early childhood centres to incorporate outdoor classrooms into their school grounds, and support educators to integrate outdoor lessons into the curriculum.
We offer a wide choice of high quality, durable outdoor furniture and equipment that’s tailor-made for schools from our ever-expanding range of sustainable products.
- Liffiton Wide Platform Bench
- Metro Outdoor Learning Table
- Concrete Table Tennis Table – College Model
- Metro 8-Seater Table Setting
Rawhiti School is part of a rapidly growing global movement to provide students and teachers with a variety of flexible learning and socialising spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Research shows outdoor learning improves physical literacy, attention and working memory; boosts creativity, thinking and social skills; and benefits confidence and self-esteem. For the year 1-8 school’s […]
When Onehunga High School was on the hunt for an attractive, space-saving and cost-effective storage solution for the growing number of bikes on campus, their search stopped with us. We got pedalling and powder-coated 40 custom bike racks in a flash! The stainless steel bike racks, coloured Karaka, are mounted on decking to ensure a […]
Education Price List
As an educator, you know that contemporary, up-to-date school grounds add value to your school. It’s an investment that makes a highly visible statement to parents that their children have access to the very best facilities outside as well as inside the classroom.
Our experienced team can provide you with the inspiration, products and support to turn your school ground project into reality. Our Education Price List offers you a comprehensive guide to outdoor furniture and equipment, across every product category, that’s perfectly suited to the contemporary school campus.
Are teachers, students and parents at your school working together to ensure your school grounds reflect your commitment to caring for people and the planet? We share our top tips for outdoor spaces that score A+ for student wellbeing and sustainability. Schools across New Zealand are taking a ‘whole-school approach’ to teach students about sustainability […]
Over the past two years, the ‘great outdoors’ have taken on a whole new meaning – and a starring role in personal and collective resilience. Discover the top takeouts for our clients when it comes to planning (and future-proofing) outdoor spaces for schools and communities. First, the research A recent report from New Zealand’s Department […]
Planter boxes offer the inclusion of greenery within the built environments that our quickly developing society demands. That’s their beauty – they allow us to reconnect with the natural world where that would usually pose quite a challenge. Looking to incorporate planters into your space, but unsure where to start? Read our guide below, which […]