Not just for fidgeters

Children have a natural desire to move around, yet they are forced to sit still in the classroom for several hours every day. Many children want to escape this situation. They swing on their chairs and cannot concentrate and are often labelled as fidgeters.

Standing desks and kyBounder mats provide an alternative solution for the school environment. Standing on the soft, springy mat uses muscles from your head right down to your toes in order to maintain a natural, upright posture. It is not possible to adopt a stooped posture at a standing desk, as can happen when sitting. Studies have shown that when combined with learning tasks, this gentle swaying movement increases children’s intelligence and creativity and helps relieve stress.


The following schools use kybun

An increasing number of schools and further education providers are discovering the benefits of the kybun philosophy for learning. Here is a selection of references:

  • Wil Grammar School, Switzerland
  • Gossau Sixth-form College, Switzerland
  • Kirchstrasse Primary School, Niederuzwil, Switzerland
  • Special Education School, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • New City School St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Merkmal! - School, Baden, Switzerland
  • Neumark Secondary School, Sachsen, Germany
  • Migros Club School, Switzerland
  • Goethe Secondary School, Austria
  • Benedict Schools, in St. Gallen, Zurich, Lucerne and Bern, Switzerland
  • Birgitz Primary School, Tirol, Switzerland
  • Straßlach Primary School, Bavaria, Germany
  • Falkschule School in Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Romanshorn Speech Development School, Switzerland
  • Romanshorn Grammar School, Switzerland
  • Zil Sixth-form College, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Germany
  • Amriswil School, Switzerland
  • SBW Primaria Primary School, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Georg Büchner Secondary School, Seelze, Germany
  • Hospital School, Zwickau, Germany
  • Montessori School Mainbogen, Mühlheim am Mainz, Germany
  • Albert Schweitzer Special Educational School, Dresden, Germany
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