A Barnsley primary school needed an all-weather seating solution for its new, roof-top sports pitch.
Teaching staff at Burton Road Primary School wanted to be able to brief pupils all in one area prior to matches and sports events to ensure maximum concentration and focus from the children.
They also wanted a suitable space for spectators.
School Business Development Manager Kate Wilson carried out online research to identify suitable suppliers and seating solutions.
She contacted Mainstage after seeing their new portable Bleacher banks range. It was exactly what she wanted.
Mainstage advised on materials and the construction coming up with a robust composite deck board to meet the outdoor requirements.
“They really understood our needs,” explained Kate. “They visited the school, inspected the site, took photographs of the location, sent samples, advised on materials and followed up. We worked together to get exactly what we wanted.”
Accommodating both children and adults, the modular seating bank units join together to effortlessly create tiered areas with flexible access points.
The four rows of seating banks have provided a real outdoor classroom. They are used during PE lessons and for after school sports clubs and team matches.
“The children think it’s marvellous,” added Kate. “And we can now accommodate spectators too. And we can actually move the seating banks if we wanted to. It meets all requirements. Mainstage were really helpful and we would certainly recommend them to other schools.”