Students from Beaumaris North Primary School jump for joy over new turf!
It all began with a wonderful presentation submitted from parents Loretta Green and Samantha Davies to the Victorian School Gardens Awards 2013.
The school grounds had been left I poor condition after recent buildings works so since 2010, teachers, students and their families have created some wonderful learning and play spaces for the students to enjoy. But they lacked sturdy turf to grow in their sandy soil conditions.
Students were engaged in certain projects to transform the grounds into meaningful places to learn, imagine and create. The students also participated in the landscaping and creation of each area.
Through all the creative planning process to develop the playground area, the one thing the teachers wanted was grass because the children liked to do handstands and backflips. However, after the construction of the playground there wasn’t much grass left, this is where the Victorian School Gardens Awards and Advance Turf came into the picture!
Part of the playground looking sad after losing its grass due to the construction of the playground
The school was fortunate to win the Turf Award category and Advance Turf was selected to provide the winning prize of 300sqm of instant lawn to the School.
Students, teachers and parents alike were all very happy with the quality of the turf given to the school by Advance Turf, and the hired landscapers Southern Earth Landscapers, who did a great job installing the instant lawn.
Advance Turf recently visited the school to chat with the students about their newly laid grass. When asked what they liked after the new grassed areas, they commented:
- Very cool!
- Softer ground
- Easier to play on
- Looks much better than before
- Got rid of the weeds
- You don’t get dirty when you fall over
- Lots of fun to play on and you can do things on it that we couldn’t do before
- Feels warmer on your feet than before
- Less rough
- Less dust and no dirt in your eyes
- No dirty mud puddles
There’s nothing better than putting a smile on children’s faces and the joy of having grass to play on has certainly done that!
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