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Grass Out to Help Out

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A Namgrass Makeover for Great Ponton CE Primary School

Last year we launched a nationwide competition for all UK schools named “Grass Out to Help Out”. The competition aimed to give schools an opportunity to nominate themselves to win artificial grass so that they could revamp their outdoor space ahead of the winter months, enabling children to enjoy more freedom while being encouraged to keep 2m apart.

And the winner was...

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We recognised the strain in which educational facilities were facing during the colder months when children need to be socially distant while also letting off steam outside. As the seasons change more and more schools often have to resort to indoor or concrete playtime, with school playing fields becoming out of bounds as the wet weather comes to stay.

The winners of the Nationwide competition were the children of Great Ponton CE Primary School. This voluntary aided, small village primary school was needing some help to transform a tired, worn-out tarmac play area that was becoming unfit for purpose. With the help of Namgrass Approved Installers BF Lawns, 450m2 of Namgrass artificial grass was installed to create a multi-sports play surface.

Which artificial grass was used?

The best artificial grass was chosen for the job, which was Play-putt– a short pile, dense structured, extremely resilient synthetic turf which is designed for all sports and play areas.

Playing fields are renowned for getting extremely muddy during the winter months, and we know concrete outdoor areas aren’t always available. Namgrass guarantees no mud or puddles and is completely child-friendly, creating the perfect play surface. So, we were pleased that we could supply a safe solution and give something back to a deserving school.

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But, the story didn’t end there…

multi sports pitch install

We were thrilled to hear that the school loved their new play surface so much, that they have asked us to come back to install more artificial grass this winter!

Thanks to BF Lawns

Huge thanks to Brett of BF Lawns and his team of highly skilled, professional artificial grass installers for completing such a high-quality installation for the children at Great Pontons.

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Namgrass Factory Awarded GOLD in Sustainability

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Namgrass Factory Awarded GOLD In Sustainability

As a leading supplier of artificial grass, at Namgrass, we’re always looking for ways to improve. So, we are pleased to announce our factory’s latest award win following a successful assessment by EcoVadis. Earning a gold rating in the 2021 EcoVadis sustainability awards, the Namgrass factory was placed in the top 3% of the artificial grass industry.

What is EcoVadis?

EcoVadis measures the quality of an organisation’s sustainability management. To do this they consider the policies, actions, and results around sustainability and scores them according to their efforts. If the quality of the management system is high enough the organisation is awarded a medal.

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Sustainability plays a key part in the Namgrass ethos and this year we announced our latest product, Pureti, an innovative artificial grass range that uses technology capable of purifying polluted air. 1m² of Pureti treated Namgrass artificial grass can purify the same amount of air as 1 fully grown tree!

We’re delighted that our factory has been awarded a gold rating in the Ecovadis sustainability assessment. Here at Namgrass and our factory, we work incredibly hard, as a team, to ensure we’re meeting standards and paving the way as industry leaders in ensuring our positive environmental efforts are unmatched.

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