Achieving Excellence in Physical Activity with a new MUGA
King Edwin Primary and Nursery School, located in Nottinghamshire, are now the proud owners of an impressive MUGA and an inspiring trim trail.
Headteacher, Andy Callaghan-Wetton worked closely with experienced Playground Consultant, Daniel Young to create a multi-purpose space that can be used during all seasons.
A MUGA to promote Physical Activity
Situated in the heart of Sherwood Forest in beautiful, leafy surroundings King Edwin Primary have extensive school grounds. A portion of the school field is now home to a large multi-use games area. The area measures 24m by 12m and is the perfect spot for pupils to participate in a range of sports.
Our team prepared the ground by installing sports specification base works before fitting deluxe artificial grass surfacing. Our surfacing is free-draining, soft to the touch yet highly durable and long-lasting.
Mesh fencing around the perimeter of the pitch helps to keep games contained and goal ends stand out with bright blue and red flashes. Lockable gates ensure easy access for all and two adjustable basketball posts are set in position, ready for some friendly competition.
Which Sport Shall We Try Next?
We created white inlaid sports markings, ensuring the pitch is ready for future football matches. Pupils at King Edwin now have a designated space where they can participate in a wide range of sports such as cricket, tennis, rugby and multi-skills to name a few! In fact, on our return visit to King Edwin pupils were taking part in rugby training with a specialised coach and there was plenty of room to perfect passing techniques.
The new MUGA has certainly helped to raise the profile of the sport in the curriculum and both staff and pupils cannot wait to participate in clubs and sporting competitions.
Get Set to Tackle the Trim Trail
A short stroll from the MUGA, pupils now have a fantastic adventure trail to help them to be physically active throughout the school day.
King Edwin opted for our Glen Tanar Forest Trim Trail which is inspired by the tall trees and rocky paths of the Scottish pinewoods. Skill and agility is tested as pupils learn to hop between the logs, cross the wobbly bridge and use the ropes to complete the tightrope challenge like a pro.
A favourite obstacle for pupils is the Step Rung Traverse, balance and coordination is needed when carefully placing hands and feet but children feel a great sense of satisfaction when they make it to the end!
To extend their trail further, King Edwin added a Log Balance Weaver with Horizontal Beam, to add some twists and turns to the course and a set of stepping logs to aid concentration. That is one of the amazing aspects of our trim trials, obstacles can be added and selected by schools depending on their preferences, creating unique pieces.
In the area underneath the trail, we installed our popular artificial grass surfacing which gives a natural appearance and feel, complementing the school grounds whilst ensuring comfort and safety.
The amazing new facilities at King Edwin Primary are helping pupils to lead healthy lifestyles. It is recommended that children aged 5-18 take part in 60 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis. New sporting facilities are a welcome addition to school life, leading to positive attitudes towards fitness as well as improved pupil well-being and self-esteem.
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