Weald Rise Primary School in Harrow, Middlesex, wanted to give their children further opportunities to keep active during the school day. This was something particularly important to them following the national lockdown. Deputy Headteacher, Deepa, first approached us after having met us a couple of years before and remembering our designs. Weald Rise Primary wanted a variety of different playground markings to help make the most of the space they had.
How did we help them achieve their desired outcome? Were there any problems, and how did we overcome them?
After speaking with our playground specialist, Connor, we were able to help them decide how to use their space creatively. Using different games and activities around the site, we worked together to develop the final playground plan.
A Fun & Active Trail was used around the perimeter of their existing sports court with different types of movement encouraged such as jumping, hopping, skipping, sprinting and crawling. We calculated that 15 laps of this trail were equal to one mile so the students knew how many times they needed to do the circuit.
We think the new markings at Weald Rise Primary School really brighten up their playground and will help to give pupils some structure during their playtimes. By incorporating the Mile a Day into our Fun and Active Trail, it will really give children the encouragement they need to get their daily exercise. We’re delighted to have been able to provide colourful and engaging outdoor activities. Plus, it’s just in time for the children returning to school on 8 March.
Testimonial from the school
“Our children love the new playground markings. We have seen them engaging in different activities during playtime and are enjoying the variety. Having the daily mile logo attached to the circuit inspires the children to complete further rounds supporting our ambition for developing fitness even further.”