Playground markings to help teach road safety

Ted, Helen, Sajana (year six playground lead), Emma and Spencer

Fun, learning and road safety have been combined in a new playground project at Gurnard Primary School.

The school has worked with Island Roads to paint new markings to transform a playground area at the school. The features include a compass, the road layout with zebra crossing and traffic lights, a hopscotch grid, Twister mat and other play and learning aids.

Hannah Clark, whose son, Ted, eight, is a pupil, works at Island Roads so connected the school with the company’s design and lining supervisor Spencer Jarman. Spencer worked with Helen Sunderland, early years teacher and Emma Eaglen, curriculum playground leader, to design the markings and, over Easter, the work was completed, funded by Island Roads.

“The work has really enhanced the outside space and the children love it – it’s
absolutely amazing,” Helen said. “It will help us teach road safety and also provides a fun learning area for the children to play in.”

Spencer said: “We hope the children have fun with the new markings, while at the same time learn some road safety lessons.”