Monthly Archives: April 2015

Football Pitch for School Playground

One of our most popular sports markings if the traditional football pitch. These can be designed to fit any school playground from a full size 30m x 15m down to a 8m x 4m for infants play areas.. We can install in any colour including white, blue, yellow, red, green orange and purple.

 

Playground football pitch markings designed for St Josephs Infants School in Liverpool

Playground football pitch markings designed for St Josephs Infants School in Liverpool

Many schools have limited space and wish to have both football and netball playground sorts pitched. Our multi-court sports markings offer a range of sports pitched including football, netball and basketball.

 

Football netball and basketball courts in Glasgow

Football netball and basketball courts in Glasgow

Some school want to utilise all areas of the school playground and can save money by combining natural boundaries and thermoplastic playground markings to create a range of bespoke courts and pitches. This school in Wales used a combination of a brick wall and the cycling proficiency track to create a mini football pitch at very little expense.

 

Bespoke football pitch using brick wall and cycle proficiency track as boundaries as well as first4playgrounds markings

Bespoke football pitch using brick wall and cycle proficiency track as boundaries as well as first4playgrounds markings

Football pitch and netball court in North Shields

Football pitch and netball court in North Shields

The goal areas can also be painted with specialist playground paint to create a colourful addition to the traditional football pitch.

 

Football pitch with painted goal ends in Cardiff

Football pitch with painted goal ends in Cardiff

 

 

Making a UK Playground Markings map with all the Counties In Liverpool

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At first4playgrounds we were instructed by Headteacher Charlie Newstead of St Josephs Primary School in Liverpool to design and install a 5m x 4m UK Map showing all the counties of the United Kingdom. The criteria for the design was outlined in the new Primary School curriculum which makes schools teach Key Stage 2 children the location of capital cities, counties as well as the major rivers of the UK. Once the design had been approved it was up to our design team leader Clifton Knoxwell to prepare the template and arrange for each county to be fabricated individually and reassembled. The making of Scotland proved to be a relatively straightforward affair…….

 

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However England proved to be a little more challenging for the talented Mr Knox! Once completed it was down the A1(M) and across the M62 to the loverly Liverpool!

One site the assembly of the giant jigsaw began….

 

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Fortunately we were blessed with pavement cracking weather in Liverpool over the Easter Holidays and our installation manager Handsome Eric Thorpe took every opportunity to top up his Tenerife tan during the installation.

On completion we thought the UK Map with Counties looked really great! Hope you agree.

 

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Playground Markings – Walton First School, Morpeth

Walton First School, Northumberland

Walton First School, Northumberland

 

first4playgrounds have just completed a new playground markings project at Walton Primary School in Northumberland. The school were keen to design some of their own playground  markings and  we worked closely with the school to  develop playground markings that suited their needs. The markings are part of a 2 phase development project which promotes physical exercise and  outdoor educational learning. Some of the markings we installed in the playground area include a cycle track, mini football pitch, short tennis court, standing long jump and  line hopscotch.

Teacher Joanne Campbell commented :

“Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided. You were very adaptable to the needs of the school and the timings of our school day. It was  fantastic  that the markings were tailored to suit our needs. We wanted to  adapt the brochure ideas and this  was not  a problem. I look forward to when  phase two to begin. Thank you  for a promt service.”

 

Playground Markings- New Geography Curriculum

first4playgrounds have a new range of UK and World maps as teaching aids and outdoor learning in the playground which follow the new geography curriculum. Please visit our website for more information and receive your free playground design and quotation.

Key stage 1 World Map £ 850.00

Key Stage 1 UK Map £595.00

Key stage 2 World Map £900.00

Key stage 2 UK Map with Counties £ 750.00

 

Key stage 1 UK map

Key stage 1 UK map

Key stage 2 world map

Key stage 2 world map

ks2 uk map with counties playground markings

Key stage 2 Uk map with counties