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ARTIFICIAL GRASS CAMBRIDGE BLOG

Case study: Primary school transformation

22/3/2017

 

Like Education Business Magazine says, “Play is more than just the chance to run around outside for a quarter of an hour. Play is just as important in the development of a pupil’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development as classroom learning.” Unfortunately, fewer and fewer schools in the UK are able to offer their pupils good quality outdoor play areas. Many have only concrete or asphalt courtyards and only a handful have green spaces for their pupils to enjoy.

 

One school we recently worked with were fed up with not having a good quality play area for their pupils to enjoy and so called us in to help. In just a few days we’d completely transformed the space, giving the pupils and their teachers a playground they could really be proud of.

Primary school play area after AGC installation

The brief

 

Before we arrived to lend an expert hand, the school’s playground was dirty, uneven, and suffering from drainage issues. Children were regularly falling over on the broken concrete and injuries were not uncommon. Though they had a tight budget, the teachers at the school wanted to transform the space and give the pupils a bright, colourful and safe place to play.

 

Primary school before AGC installation

 

Primary School play area before AGC install

 

Before installation

 

Play area before installation

The Work

 

Before laying the new artificial grass surface, extra drainage channels were dug to ensure water would no longer sit on the playground’s surface. We then prepared the area and installed our high quality Kings Grass, one of the most durable and hardwearing products in our range. Though it’s tough, this type of artificial grass is also relatively soft to touch, giving the children a safe and tactile space to enjoy.

 

Artificial grass play area

 

New artificial lawn play area

 

The result

 

The transformation of the school playground was pretty spectacular. The old, broken concrete and uneven surface has been replaced with bright, bold and durable artificial grass and the entire area looks colourful and inviting. Children are now able to play outside throughout the year and a number of lessons are also held in the playground during the summer months. The parents, teachers and pupils at the school were all thrilled with the new look playground. Not only has it added a usable space and stylish feature to outside area, it’s made the school a more enjoyable place to be.

 

If you want to transform your garden, yard, playground or sports centre but are working to a tight budget, we can help. Give us a call and talk to one of the expert members of our team or take a look around our website.

 

Primary school play area upgraded

 

AGC install at primary school