Introducing our new undercover area!

Posted February 10, 2020 in School News By Richard Ryan

The Junior School has received an exciting new addition for 2020, a stunning undercover area.

Like all things at Wesley, an area that may initially appear simple has been developed with great planning and attention to detail, to ensure it is as innovative as possible.

On a structural level, this includes careful touches such as ensuring the area below the tiles is heavily battened, so that errant balls can’t knock off the tiles. Every roof tile is nailed down too.

But it’s the floor markings that are special. A lot of thought was given to the process of creating markings that allowed for multiple sports while simplifying everything for the Junior School’s students. A keen eye will see that all the essentials are there for basketball, netball and volleyball (across the court) while multiple boundary lines have been eliminated.

 

 

The surface is plexipave over asphalt making it a pleasant place to sit for morning tea or lunch when it is very hot or very wet. There’s no shortage of space either, with the undercover area measuring 21.25m by 27m. It’s also 13.6m high, just in case you ever find yourself wondering!

In the evenings, the undercover area is also available to our boarders, with its excellent lighting (which automatically turns off at 10.00pm to save resources) allowing for a range of activities and sports to take place.

Head of Junior School, Mrs Maria Hodges, is thrilled with the new space, saying: “This multipurpose space allows for a wide range of activities and is already loved by the children. Its design lets air flow through, making it cool on hot days, which is perfect for summer. But the undercover area allows the children a large play space on wet days too, something we did not have before. It’s fantastic.”

You can see it for yourself, below!

 

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