We are proud to have worked with hundreds of schools in the UK to transform tired and unusable play and leisure areas into beautiful, usable, clean space. In doing so, we have greatly improved the outdoor lifestyle of the children and students who use our surfaces.We understand that raising the funds to transform outdoor areas can be a difficult and lengthy process.
That’s why we decided to give something back and reward one lucky school and one nursery with a complete AGP Artificial Grass makeover! We asked Schools and Nurseries accross the UK to send us a photograph of the area that needs transforming, and the reasons why winning the competition was so important to them.
We were blown away by the quantity and quality of the submissions, we received over a 100 ! After much deliberation, we’re excited to announce the winners…
Wiggles & Giggles Nursery, Oldbury, Birmingham & Howden-Le-Wear Primary School, Crook, Durham.
The play area at Wiggles & Giggles Nursery is made up of a bark area and a concrete area. The bark area was added in the summer of this year, which the children loved, until it started to rain and the area filled with water. Unfortunately, this made the play area unusable for the children. The children expressed why they wanted an AGP artificial grass in their outdoor play area….
“not hurt our self”
“easy if fall over, not grazes”
“do forwards rolls, as not hard,
because concrete will poke our heads and open it, go wide open and our bones will fall out”
“play rugby and chase each other and can fall over”
Even the parents shared their opinions on the outdoor play area at Wiggles and Giggles:
‘My little boy Frankie attends Wiggles and Giggles nursery. Frankie loves the outdoors, but I don’t feel that the outdoor area is very child friendly, However the nursery is fantastic. Having new grass in the outdoor area will enhance the children’s outdoor experiences in a safe environment and then my little boy will not want to come indoors! Please consider Wiggles and Giggles to win !!!!!!’
‘I have loved both my children James and Lily coming to Wiggles and Giggles. We have been attending the nursery for the last 4 years and during this time I have seen the staff try their best to create a safe and fun area for the children. It would be lovely to see the outdoors re-developed to look more natural and child friendly. Please choose Wiggles and Giggles to win so I can see my children playing on the grass instead of the concrete.’
‘My daughter attends Wiggles and Giggles day nursery. This nursery is an excellent place as my child is always provided with fantastic care. It would be delightful for Wiggles and Giggles to win the competition, as it will enhance and develop the outdoor environment. To have grass in the outdoor environment will create a beautiful playground which will make the children, but also the parents very excited and happy to see it. So please consider Wiggles and Giggles to win they deserve it as always put the children first and provide the upmost love and care to enable all the children to flourish.’
Howden-Le-Wear Primary School informed us of the hard work and effort invested over many years by staff and parents to create a fun, natural and stimulating play area for their early years pupils to enjoy. With the harsh North-East climate the grassed play area was becoming a ‘mudbath’ for extensive periods of the year, restricting the function of the outdoor play area they had invested so much time and effort into creating. An artificial grass installation was highlighted as the final alteration required to open up this wonderful play area to the children throughout the year but sadly stretched beyond the funds available. AGP will be delighted to help Howden-Le-Wear maximise the use of the play area they have placed so much time and effort into creating. A year 5 pupil summed it up through his thoughtful poem…..
‘AGP Grass you are the best,
Come to Howden and help us finish,
An outdoor area to make others jealous.
We’ve put lots of money into what we’ve done so far,
and if you could help us finish it, you’d be the star.
Your lovely grass would last for years,
And children of Howden would give you three cheers!’