Bramingham Primary School made the decision to take part in the initiative of running a mile every day before the school day starts. The practice is an amazing activity and brilliantly effective at keeping young children fit and healthy and it even contributes to improved concentration levels in the classroom.
Unfortunately, hundreds of kids running in a loop every day can very quickly churn up a playing field, and after a little bit of rain, the area can turn into a muddy mess. So the school looked into a number of solutions to this potential problem. After considering Wet pour, which can be slippery in the rain, the school decided on a new artificial grass running track.
The artificial grass that they chose was our Activity Play which has a 12mm pile height and is extremely uniform in its texture, look and feel. From a distance, Activity Play looks a lot like wet pour but with better drainage and grip.
Activity Play comes in a variety of colours including; White, Red, Dark Green, Black, Light Green, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Yellow, Blue, Brown. The Schools decided to go with their school colours of Red and Blue.
The running track is built with a tanalized timber edging on each side and infilled with 6mm to dust aggregate. This creates a sturdy base and a Geotextile membraned prevents movement and stops weeds from coming through. The artificial grass is placed on top and pinned round the sides of the timber. This creates a seamless edge to the installation and a neat finish.
Bramingham Primary School were then able to send us this lovely testimonial about the project that was completed on their playing fields;
“After having an initial meeting and survey with Nomow, the regular communication and advice has been excellent and the track itself is exactly what was promised and looks stunning. The installation of our track took 3 weeks to complete. All the workers from Nomow were very attentive, gave daily updates and continued with their hard work each day in all types of weather.
Our brand new, exciting, daily mile track has proven to be a great success with all our pupils, parents, staff members and governors. All children of all abilities are now able to achieve their mile a day target regardless of any weather conditions, that, prior to our new track, would have been unable to complete.
We are a fully inclusive school, with a high number of children with an EHCP. The track now gives all our children who would have had difficulties accessing our school field the chance to take part in their own daily mile with their friends throughout the year.
Nomow have been excellent and if we are looking at another project in the future, we will certainly be contacting them again.”
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