Sports and games played in a school environment encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Pupils can experience increases in self-esteem and mental alertness this makes school sports and games a benefit for every school age child.
Becket Keys Church of England School is a free school established in Brentwood, Essex in 2012. It was the first Church of England secondary school to be established as part of the free schools’ programme. Their aim is a simple one- to provide a high-quality education in a caring, Christian environment in which each student is known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her best individual potential.
In addition to addressing the academic and spiritual needs of the students, their overall fitness and well-being would also be catered for by providing a state-of-the-art sports hall where a variety of activities could be enjoyed. It’s an area where international flooring specialist Gerflor made a positive difference by supplying some 680m2 of their outstanding high performance Taraflex® sports flooring in ‘Oak’ for the planned refurbishment of the new sports hall.
Nina Chapman, Finance and Contract Manager, Becket Keys Church of England School said, “The flooring was chosen by the architects. The addition of our logo provides a professional touch and we are delighted with it.”
Mr Scott-Evans, Headteacher at Becket Keys Church of England School said, “Sport is incredibly important to us here at Becket Keys and we only want to see our students using the best equipment and flooring. Gerflor were recommended to us by our architects and they have delivered on everything that we hoped for. We knew what we were looking for and Gerflor worked hard to try and meet our specific requirements. Our students are excited about using our new sports hall and are rightly proud to have access to such professional facilities.”
Gerflor have more than 70 years of experience with their Taraflex® sports flooring. It offers a wide range of colours and is suitable for a variety of applications. Taraflex® sports floors have been made since 1947 and used by the largest international sports federations (volleyball, handball, badminton, table tennis) for decades. Through partnerships with these federations, Gerflor has been present at the Summer Olympic Games since 1976. It’s an Olympic pedigree stretching back over an incredible 42 years.
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