STM is proud to have worked in the provision of artificial grass for SEN schools, with the aim of enhancing the life of children who don’t always have the same opportunities to play in mainstream play areas.
Some benefits of using artificial grass for SEN schools:
- Bright, colourful and sensory surface designs that encourage interaction
- Fun and tailored designs
- Ultimate safety and comfort
- Year-round use
- Low maintenance
Why Artificial Turf for Your Sensory Garden?
Replacing natural grass or concrete with synthetic turf can be an excellent way to maximise the potential of a small space. Playground games can be brought to life with colourful markings, from the traditional hopscotch to an exciting underwater world. We know that every child deserves to have a great experience in the playground, and so always strive to listen to every school’s needs and tailor our product to suit them. Safety is key when designing artificial turf for schools; we provide various options to make this the case, such as shock pads.
Artificial turf is becoming an increasingly popular choice for schools across the UK. Fake grass is easily maintained and safe for every age group, further, at STM we offer ongoing maintenance plans and resurfacing options to make sure you get the most out of your synthetic turf surface.
A Case Study: Severndale Specialist School
Synthetic turf ‘Under the Sea’ themed colour surface – Severndale Primary School in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Synthetic Turf Management were extremely pleased with the results of the project we undertook with Severndale Specialist School. It’s a true success story regarding artificial grass for SEN schools. Working alongside Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and Mike Russel Landscaping, we designed and installed a sea-life themed safe play area. Mike Russel says:
“The garden was a winner – maybe not top prize, but we were delighted to be awarded one of Shropshire Horticultural Society’s Gold Medals for our wonderful seaside space working with Synthetic Turf Management & Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors.”
A Case Study: James Cook Hospital
We worked with Carillion on a joint project at James Cook Hospital (Cleveland Unit) in designing a sensory garden for children. The Cleveland Unit provides specialist education for children with learning difficulties and other developmental challenges across the North East of England. The Cleveland Unit’s Liz Pickard says:
“The Cleveland Unit offers early identification and intervention for children with complex and special educational needs, we now have the ability to use the sensory garden all year round to assist us with our multi disciplinary assessments in the assessment nursery and joint education.”
James Cook Hospital, Cleveland Unit for Children with Learning Difficulties