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See the Newest Developments at Kelsall Primary School!

Kelsall Primary School’s Multi-Level Project!

A long-time friend and customer of Pentagon Play, we were thrilled to be able to help them as they recently developed their grounds to better suit their pupils' needs. 

Outdoor Learning Consultant, Ian Wood was pleased to be invited to the school multiple times over the past eighteen months to work closely with headteacher, David Wearing!

“It was great to have that sounding board with Ian coming up with some ideas of where we might have the MUGA and what would benefit school really.”

Over the next year, Pentagon worked hard to ensure that Kelsall Primary School got their well-needed developments that would enable them to spend much more time outdoors than they originally could. 

Make Room for the MUGA! 

An addition required by Kelsall Primary for a while, one of the first things on the list was a Multi-Use Games Area

The typical English weather meant that for months at a time, their fields were wet and muddy and unusable for the pupils.

a birdseye view of the muga being played on by children in school uniform

This meant that play was redirected to the slippery tarmac, opening the door to stumbles, tumbles and falls- all the things we don’t want during breaktime! 

With the installation of all-weather 4G Surfacing, the pupils will feel like real footballers all year round as they race around the pitch and score goals that even Messi would be impressed with. 

children aim for the goal in the muga with a football

A priority for Kelsall was creating zoned spaces where pupils could go for specific activities so adding in the 868 fences around the pitch was ideal. 

868 fencing is great for sports zones as not only does it prevent climbing but it is extremely strong making it perfect for a football zone where it may be used as a target! 

kids kick the ball around on the artificial grass on the muga

Pupils shouldn’t need to use it as a target though as they have two great recess goals indicating clearly where the teams should aim. 

This feature is great also as it works as both a P.E lesson space and as a free-play area for pupils during their breaks and lunchtimes. 

We can’t wait to see some of these pupils at the World Cup in a few years now that they have this amazing practice space! 

children in black and white school uniform kick the football around on the green artificial grass on the muga pitch

Now it’s time for Netball!

An additional space that has been added is the new Netball Court where pupils will be able to enjoy the sunshine and develop their netball skills this summer. 

children on the wetpour netball court play in between the yellow markings

Consisting of a Black Wetpour Surfacing, this is also, like the MUGA, an all-weather surface for the pupils to enjoy year-round. 

Marked with Yellow Wetpour Lines, pupils will learn the rules of the game quickly and be able to stand in the correct positions!

children stand on the wetpour netball court with yellow markings and aim at the basketball hoop

There were definitely some athletes on the court during our visit and their potential is endless with this new sports space. 

The use of wetpour is also key in this area due to its non-slip feature which makes it perfect for the rainy British weather.

children in green, black and white uniform stand on the black wetpour basketball court

A Revitalized Nursery Area

The Nursery Garden also needed sprucing up for the little learners and so Pentagon Play was happy to help with suggestions, ideas and enthusiasm. 

First on the list was a new 8m x 4m Timber Canopy which has created a great multi-purpose space for the nursery staff to utilize. 

a teacher sits in the timber canopy on artificial grass and puts a child's welly on

This area allows the nursery pupils to enjoy the fresh air whilst having a sheltered space when the weather isn’t great!

The teachers in this classroom have used this space to their organizational advantage fitted with a coat rack and welly storage- this gives the classroom much more space for learning. 

a wide angle shot of the timber canopy from the classroom

The pupils seemed so comfortable running from the classroom, to the timber canopy space to their new nursery garden! 

As well as this, the nursery pupils now have a bright and vibrant space to play in thanks to the installation of Green Artificial Grass Playturf. 

children sit on the artificial grass being read to by a teacher

This surfacing is great for all playgrounds, but especially for little ones as it prevents tumbles from being too serious and is comfortable to sit and lie on when playing. 

They’ve also added a wetpour track where little ones will be able to practice their bike and scooter riding skills, building speed as they go and becoming more comfortable as they go!

a child scoots around the wetpour roadway

Pupils also have access to a large Mud Kitchen, which has plenty of room for pupils to play together or individually and to let their imaginations run free. This is always such a popular product for both its sensory and imagination benefits! The pupils at this nursery were definitely making the most of it in the sunshine! 

a child stands at the mud kitchen and pretends to cook in the mud kitchen

Working with Kelsall Primary again was an honor for Pentagon and they were full of kind words when we spoke with headteacher, David Wearing;

“They involve you from the outset and help you with any designs and tie into your vision of what you want for school.”

We look forward to working with David on future projects for Kelsall School and wish the pupils all the best with their new play developments. 

children aim at the goal on the muga pitch

See more projects like this one on our Cheshire Locations Page or Contact Us Today to discuss how we can support you with your playground remodel requirements! 

children aim for the hoop on the netball court made of wetpour