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In harmony with nature
Social commitment is an important part of Pfleiderer's corporate culture. With Duropal HPL Compact Exterior, the company supported a forest kindergarten near Neumarkt. This interesting project in the middle of nature is one of the first objects to be designed with this new and innovative outdoor product.
The "Schlaue Füchse" forest kindergarten on the edge of Laaber near Neumarkt is actually a kindergarten like any other: the children arrive every day of the week from 7:30 a. m. onwards. After the morning circle at 9. 00 a. m. breakfast is served together. Afterwards they play, romp, craft, paint, read, explore, observe, sing and dance together - with one special feature: almost everything takes place outdoors. Director and educator Claudia Lachner describes the Waldkindergarten as a kindergarten without walls or doors. Staying in nature has many advantages and prepares the children for school and life quite unconsciously. Among other things, they learn to deal with small risks on their own responsibility. Staying outdoors promotes motor function, strengthens health and the immune system. Through intensive experiences with all senses, experimentation and observation, the children also learn to respect nature. In addition, the little ones don't have any toys here, they have to make everything themselves and develop it together. In this way they learn to think actively, to act solution-oriented, to communicate constructively with one another and to work in a team - this is worth much more than any supposedly highly pedagogically developed toy in the industry. Despite some special features, work is always carried out according to the Bavarian education and training plan.
The project is supported by Lebenshilfe Neumarkt, with whom Pfleiderer has been working for many years. The wood-based materials specialist was once again able to make a valuable contribution to the realisation of the forest kindergarten. Because there's no such thing as shelter in the forest: two converted living containers ensure a cosy get-together even when it's too cold, rainy or stormy. Pfleiderer donated around 145m2 of Duropal HPL Compact Exterior, which was specially developed for outdoor use. The bare containers did not look particularly beautiful and were not allowed to stay that way according to the requirements of the Federal Government for Nature Conservation. With the wonderful exterior cladding in a natural wood look from Pfleiderer, the containers now fit perfectly into the landscape and have transformed the tin boxes into a cosy hiding place in the forest, where you like to hide yourself in bad weather. Boredom will not arise on these days either, because the retreat also serves as a kind of research station at which the discovery projects suitable for children can be continued from a different perspective. Together with many dedicated supporters and parents, the donated products were assembled under expert guidance. Other Pfleiderer products also provide a natural and pleasant feel-good ambience in the interior.
The use of HPL compact panels as façades for outdoor applications is subject to particularly strict requirements and building regulations regarding fire behaviour, stability, durability, safety and environmental protection. The façade is the supreme discipline in the field of exterior application of HPL compact panels.

Lebenshilfe Neumarkt e.V

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