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Our Lady of the Rosary’s New Playground Surfacing

A once waterlogged and underused area, has been brought back to life with our colourful and visually stunning Playground Surfacing.



Andy Snell had the pleasure of working with Our Lady of the Rosary to help eradicate the groundwork issues around the school’s Trim Trail and Outdoor Gym Equipment. The school mainly wanted an area the pupils could access throughout the year rather than just during dry spells.

During winter months and wet periods, the ground became waterlogged and made the area inaccessible and put the equipment out of use. With dry months very few and far between, the equipment was out action for many months of the year which deprived the children of a place to test and develop their physical skills.

To eradicate these issues, we resurfaced the entire space with our Wetpour Safety Surfacing which means that the area can be accessed all-year round and the equipment will never to be underused again.

Playground Surfacing around school playground equipment

To make the area visually stunning and inviting for the children, we added splashes of different colours underneath each different active challenge. Children will now be continuously inspired develop their physical skills and live a much healthier lifestyle.

We created an active markings zone in the area to offer the children something different away from the Trim Trail and Outdoor Gym Equipment. The markings zone will become a great place for children to socialise and create fun break-time games… hopscotch anyone?

Active Playground Markings

The Headteacher, Sue Molloy, had this to say:

"The children were absolutely thrilled with the soft surfacing and feel they have a new play area. The design and splashes of colour around the pieces of equipment surpasses any initial ideas we may have had. We have always used Pentagon for the development of our EYFS, KS1 and KS2 play areas. They are very professional and genuinely care about creating exciting play facilities for pupils and always give a bespoke service".

You can view all of our Playground Surfacing options here, all designs are fully bespoke to your school


If you have an area that is underused and badly affected by the weather, feel free to Contact Us for a free playground consultation. Learn more about our Unique Approach to Playground Projects here