Pomaria Primary School
Pomaria Primary School

Case Studies

Pomaria Primary School

Cycling, running and scooting on the new TigerTurf track at Pomaria Primary School – the
students are enjoying physical exercise and learning essential safety skills on a level, non-slip



Icon - November 2015

Date Project Completed

November 2015

Icon - Perimeter Cycle Track


Perimeter Cycle Track

Icon - TigerTurf Trophy


TigerTurf Trophy

Icon - Dynamic Base


Dynamic Base

The Pomaria Story

The Pomaria Story

TigerTurf installed an all-weather multi-purpose
track around the playing field at Pomaria
Primary School; students are now cycling,
scooting and running on a safe, dry surface
improving their fitness and cycling skills.
Improve The Students Health And Fitness.

Improve The Students Health And Fitness.

Pomaria Primary School parents and staff
wanted the students to do more outdoor
physical exercise to improve their health and
fitness. The common problems of restricted
space, and a dry, dusty playing field in
summer, which became a soggy, muddy field
in winter, needed to be overcome so that the
school’s plan for a multi-function exercise area
could be developed.

TigerTurf Trophy

TigerTurf Trophy is a dressed surface designed for
multi-sport use in schools and clubs. It is excellent for
hockey* and tennis and meets the exacting standards
of an FIH National category sand dressed field as well
as being ITF fast paced certified.
It also provides consistent performance for sports
such as basketball, netball and in playgrounds, as well
as a brilliant multi-purpose surface suitable for general
Gym use.

Maintain Safe Cycling Practices.

The students love the new track. “Before we used to have plain grass and there were rocks, pebbles, stones and prickles and even holes in the ground” says Noah.

“Now I use the track for long distance running, fitness warm-up, athletics and cycling.” Examination of the site at Pomaria Primary School established the need for sub-soil drainage to keep the track dry and allow the field within the perimeter track to drain adequately.

A reliable drainage system was installed as part of the sub-base construction, with a dynamic base to support the new TigerTurf Trophy surface.

TigerTurf Trophy, a popular surface for school use, is an ideal surface for several sports, as  well as being durable and low maintenance. “It’s flat and it doesn’t hurt your feet and you don’t trip over.” says Lily. The kids love that it’s safer too. “When I fall it’s a soft place and I don’t get hurt” says Niko. “I like having a bike track because it’s safe to ride on and we don’t crash into people, it’s also smooth to ride on” adds Lily.

A purpose-built container was installed to house bicycles and road safety equipment. The local police constable will be coming to the school to oversee the training programme and to encourage the students to maintain safe cycling practices.

The students are now enjoying regular outdoor activity, even in the winter, having fun practising their cycling skills, and learning how to be safe on the road. Fareed adds “I have been using the bike track for racing my friends around, it is softer than grass and when the grass got wet it got muddy.

When it was muddy we got wet and sometimes we slipped over”. Not any more Fareed; not any more!

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