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Choosing the right size chairs & tables for children at schools

by Guy Hudson on June 18, 2021

It's true that ergonomists and physiotherapists have long been touting the benefits of a good posture. It should come as no surprise then, when they discovered how much better children learn in an environment where they are comfortable sitting at tables with chairs designed for their height. This is why we made sure to follow European standard EN1729 when designing our furniture line: it ensures both table and chair heights change depending on what age your child is!

You want your students' new school room to be more than just a place where you sit down or stand up - I felt like it was important for them to feel engaged during these crucial years of education growth so you should take careful consideration into making this space not only functional but also enjoyable for your students. 

How do you choose the correct chair size 

The EN1729 standard detailed new and acceptable chair and table dimensions, with the aim of improving the overall sitting position. Children's feet should be able to touch the floor when they sit back in a chair that is comfortable for their size.

How to choose the correct size table 

With chairs and tables, it is important to take into account the size of both. Too high or too low a chair will make your child feel uneasy; while not providing enough space for their legs under a table may see them uncomfortable with elbows being forced onto neighbouring seats. With this in mind when selecting your seating arrangements you should also consider any additional requirements that children might have - if they are wheelchair bound then you need to ensure there's room on the table where they can comfortably rest their arms without obstructing other students' work area!

When looking at desks, backpacks, and even furniture placement within classrooms we must remember what kind of environment our kids want: one filled with happiness rather than fearfulness as well as comfort instead of pain.

Buying tables and chairs for your school 

At Classroom Direct we stock chairs and tables at a range of different heights to ensure children of all sizes are comfortable within their educational setting. 

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