Farsley Farfield pupils benefit from new astroturf area


Children with social, emotional or mental health needs will benefit from a new haven at Farsley Farfield Primary School following the transform an outdoor concrete space.

The school was without an all-weather sports space, and instead had a concrete area which was difficult to use when wet.

After hearing of a plea from the school for assistance, Leeds-based rail contractor QTS Group laid 175 square metres of soft astroturf, which will allow the children to have an all-weather sports space for PE lessons.

Astroturf was laid at Farsley Farfield by the QTS Group.

At other times, this space will be a quieter, inclusive recreation space for some of the pupils who are in need of additional support from pastoral staff and peers.

Headteacher Peter Harris added:

“We could not have completed this project without QTS. Having their support has been invaluable and has saved the school the cost of installation.

“Many of the best projects in the school have relied on the generous support of businesses. Along with funding from our fantastic PTA, support from local business like QTS gives us the chance to enhance our provision for all of our children – the cherry on the top of what we can provide.”

Gary Burnett, Operations Director for QTS Group said:

“Our team spent two days with the caretaker of the school to re-point brickwork, level concrete, paint basketball hoop backboards and lay new astroturf, all to make sure it was all complete for the children coming back from their Easter break.

“Having outside space to learn and play in is vitally important to the development of our young people and we really hope that they enjoy their new outdoor environment.”


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