Students in the West Midlands are enjoying the benefits of an artificial turf football pitch and colourful rubber area which has replaced a plain tarmac playground, thanks to LazyLawn®.
840 square metres of Wonder Yarn 36, which won the Which? Best Buy Award in 2016, was installed at the Oasis Blakenhale Academy in Birmingham.
540 square metres of colourful wet-pour rubber was also installed to add more colour to the once dull playground.
Clare Hoods-Truman, Executive Principal of Oasis Blakenhale Academy said: “LazyLawn® has provided a wonderful artificial grass pitch and large rubber area that all 660 children in the academy truly love.
“It has supported our drive for enhanced physical fitness and aided developments in teaching and learning as we have a safe external environment.
“From start to finish the communication from LazyLawn® has been highly professional. The service has been exceptional and we intend to use them again in the future.”
Gerald Williams, Capital Work Project Manager at Oasis Academies said: “The playground looks so much better with the new football pitch and rubber surfacing.The feedback from the students and staff has been very positive.
“The playground is a facility to extend teaching and learning, so having the football pitch and rubber area will help to enhance the learning experience for students at Blakenhale Academy.”
Oasis Community Learning has previously had LazyLawn® installed at the Oasis Short Heath Academy in Birmingham. LazyLawn® has also resurfaced an Early Years play area at the Oasis New Oak Academy in Bristol.
Gerald continues: “I can thoroughly recommend LazyLawn®. The team were proactive and helpful in choosing what designs we should go for at the BlakenhaleAcademy.
“We want to enhance the learning experience for our students at other Oasis academies across the country, so we will definitely be asking LazyLawn® to work on other playgrounds and play areas in the near future.”
Leah Johnson from LazyLawn® said: “We are thrilled with the end result of the football pitch and wet-pour rubber at the academy. Artificial grass brightens up any playground and is an easy low maintenance solution for schools to replace plain areas.
“Outdoor play and learning is high on Ofsted’s agenda, so having a fun and interactive play area really aids the students’ learning experiences.
“Artificial grass and rubber in the play area is safe and fun for children to play on. LazyLawn® also allows for clean playtime, so there is no worry of mud being trailed back into the academy.
“We are pleased that Oasis Community Learning would like LazyLawn® to work on other academies. This stands as a testimonial to our services as the leading supplier of artificial grass in the UK.”
This project was installed by the LazyLawn® Sandbach team.