L&R Roadlines has helped to transform the playground at the English Martyrs RC Primary School at Urmston, Greater Manchester. Organised by Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (BBMMJV) within the Area 10 region, the project included the installation of new white lining to enhance the school’s construction themed play area and assist the teaching of road safety.

According to Carole Partington, Headteacher at English Martyrs RC Primary School: “We are absolutely delighted with the enhancements Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, L&R Roadlines and Chevron have made to our Early Years playground. Our children will benefit so much from the new road track that has been laid for us. Our budget would not have allowed us to create such an exciting environment and we are very grateful to the teams for coming in and providing the track and signage at no cost to us.”

After visiting the school to assess the area and establish what was required, L&R Roadlines offered to place a new design produced by the school and its pupils as well as refreshing the existing lining. The installation took place on the 20th June 2017, giving pupils and staff the opportunity to watch and ask questions about the works. A range of signs for the different play areas, including traffic and construction signs, was supplied by Chevron, another of BBMMJV’s sub-contractors.

“I cannot thank the team at Balfour Beatty Mott Macdonald, L&R Roadlines and Chevron enough. Their generosity with materials and time has been fantastic and has already resulted in lots of excited nursery children accessing the new road way and even experiencing their first traffic jam! The new road, signs and hi-vis vests will not only result in lots of enjoyment but will also aid in the teaching of road safety,” added Nicola Maher, Teaching Assistant.

Khaleda Chowdhury, Stakeholder Manager at BBMMJV added: “We were able to give something back to a local school that in normal circumstances would not have been able to afford these works to take place. In doing so, the improvements will contribute towards learning about road safety as well as creating some excitement during playtime.”