Olympic Champion Christine Ohuruogu opens first ‘Primary Spaces’ Project
With Sport England investing £18 million of National Lottery funding to improve P.E. and sport facilities in primary schools around the country, eibe knew that the autumn of 2014 could be a busy period.
We are delighted to be an integral part of the whole Primary Spaces project and it was a great day when we recently unveiled the first of many brand new ventures - the opening of a multi-use sports facility at Woodhill School in Greenwich, London. The equipment installed can be used both during the school day as part of the curriculum and for any clubs held out of school hours, so it is sure to be well used.
The school was awarded £30,000 of National Lottery money from the Primary Spaces fund to overhaul its playground and make it fun and contemporary. Woodhill had the added thrill of welcoming a very special guest to its opening day; World, Olympic and Commonwealth 400 metre Gold Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu, was on hand to declare the playspace officially open and watched as the children sprinted to get first use of the fantastic arena.
Paul Redden, managing director of eibe Play, said that it was the start of a playground revolution for many schools,
“Having one of Great Britain’s most celebrated athletes present was wonderful,” he said, “The children’s response was a joy to behold, the Sport England team are ecstatic and the school is absolutely thrilled with the end result. If this is the launch pad to get children more active, then this is an important day for Primary Spaces.
"A special mention should go to our installation team who worked tirelessly day and night in order to complete the project on time.”