Land at City centre schools is often located in awkward areas close to school buildings, it’s often less usable than traditional playgrounds. In order to make the most of these spaces, schools need to think a little outside the box and do something just a little bit different.
One school in central Cambridge recently had this exact issue to tackle. They wanted to transform a previously disused part of their grounds into a bright, attractive and versatile space, all without disrupting school life or spending a lot of their much needed funds. This is where we came in. Using our experience, expertise and high quality products, we transformed the area and gave the school an outside space they could really enjoy.
A lot of the time, our clients call us in because they have problem patch of outdoor space that they just don’t know what to do with. This could be the result of poorly draining soil, a dark, damp environment, an awkwardly shaped garden or heavy use. Whatever the issue may be, more often than not – we have the solution.
Their existing garden was almost unusable due to mud and shade and the teachers were unable to make the most of their outside space. Like @NCTcharity says, “Being outside is the perfect place for kids to be kids with the freedom to shout, jump, run, hop or skip.” So to provide their pupils with the facilities they deserved, the nursery called us in to work our magic.
Though the quality, durability and aesthetics of our products speak for themselves, there are few better ways to understand the benefits of artificial grass than by looking at a real life installation.
So to help all our potential customers out there decide if an artificial lawn is for them, we’re taking an in depth look at some of our recent installations and the spectacular results they’ve achieved.
Gunthorpe Primary School, Peterborough had an asphalt area measuring approximately 23m x 16m with internal curbing and recessed goals laid onto mud. A 1.2m fence surrounded the area.
Before works: The area was not draining, often being covered in sitting water. It was unsafe for the children and ultimately was unused.
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.