Are you sitting comfortably?
Studies show that pupils spend a large proportion of their day sitting at a desk. Choosing the right chair will help to promote comfort and posture as well as improving concentration levels.
An example of pad posture includes hunching the shoulders forward and slumping in your seat. Bad posture can put unnecessary strain on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and vertebrae, which may result in long term structural changes.
Good posture & lumber support is critical.
Generally speaking the spine is curved in an S shape with a curve in your neck and lower back.
There should be a small gap between the front of the seat and the back of your knees to help maintain the natural curve in the lower back to support your thighs while allowing your leg space to move.
Feet should be firmly on the floor to support your back.
When seated, your thighs should be at right angles to your body or sloping down slightly.
Keeping your neck and head in line with your spine prevents unnecessary strain on the muscles. When looking from behind your spine should be straight.
Make sure your back is well supported when seated for long periods.
Our chairs and seats have been designed to fit the natural S shape of your spine, providing enhanced lumbar support. Maintaining this S shape when seated gives more comfort and less pain.
BS EN standards 1729 parts 1 & 2 furniture guide
Ages and Chair Heights:
- 3-4 years 260mm high seat
- 4-6 years 310mm high seat
- 6-8 years 350mm high seat
- 8-11 years 380mm high seat
- 11-14 years 430mm high seat
- 14 years + 460mm high seat
Ages and Table Heights:
- 3-4 years 460mm high table
- 4-6 years 530mm high table
- 6-8 years 590mm high table
- 8-11 years 640mm high table
- 11-14 years 710mm high table
- 14 years + 760mm high table