Over 600 pupils at Bryn Coch Primary School in Mold currently share one large and one small playground. The school had a variety of old, existing playground markings which, in parts, had become either partially faded or in some cases were missing completely, through wear and tear over time.
The school wanted to renew and refresh the old markings with similar designs. The playground also needed to retain two existing netball courts.
AMV Playgrounds was invited to the school by Deputy Head, Andrew Williams, to discuss new playground markings.
After evaluating quotes from a couple of suppliers, AMV was selected to carry out the works. Subsequently, a variety of markings were installed which helped take classroom learning outside in a fun and active way.
The decision to use AMV was based upon the wide choice of designs on offer along with the company's competitive pricing.
- School logo
- Road awareness cycle track
- Phonemes (set of 16)
- Numbers snake
- A-Z snake
- Snakes and ladders grid
- Bullseye target
- 8-point compass
- Cat and mouse maze
- Mirror Me
The road awareness cycle track markings were particularly important. These were chosen to teach road safety awareness for children via play, and included a roundabout, zebra crossing, stop-look-listen crossing and traffic lights.
As well as playground markings, AMV also installed one of their exclusive Ball Challenge Zone units. This was positioned at the perimeter edge of one of the netball courts that was being retained. Consisting of one netball hoop and four basketball hoops, set at different heights along a heavy-duty steel rebound fence, this unique product is designed to encourage children of all age groups and abilities to improve their hand-to-eye co-ordination and throwing skills in a fun, accessible way.
"I chose AMV because of the wide range of products they had available and the competitive prices. I was impressed by their understanding of our needs and their willingness to help us achieve our goals."
"The playground now looks so much more colourful, engaging and welcoming. Lots of parents have commented on how good it looks and the children are using all the markings and equipment at every opportunity. I even caught some parents playing standing long jump before school one morning and another two enjoying a game of mirror me!"
– Andrew Williams, Deputy Headteacher