“We first began using Streetbond150 in school playgrounds to bring in vibrant colours and games into an otherwise dull and grey environment,” recalls Haig Seferian, Principal Landscape Architect with Seferian Design Group. “We found that while the StreetBond product is best suited for new asphalt or concrete, many schools do not have the budget to re-install new asphalt. StreetBond150 has been an ideal solution for renewing older asphalt and concrete areas.
“Going back to re-visit projects from years ago is a pleasure since the product is still looking great,” he continues. “It takes a ton of use and wear, but holds up year after year.”
Schoolyards traditionally have sterile asphalt environments. The monotonous grey is uninspiring to students who do not feel engaged by it. Schools are also reluctant with tight budgets to replace old asphalt or concrete. As a result, schoolyards often languish under competing claims for budgets.
However, a study into Boston schoolyards showed that brightly coloured and engaging spaces increased physical activity by 100%, improved behaviour in school by 63% and even improved relationships with parents and communities by 74%.
Looking at these numbers, it is clear why cost-effective improvements to playgrounds have found a lot of popularity. That is why in Ontario, over 120 different public, private and Catholic schools across Ontario have decided to upgrade their kindergarten play areas.
Stakeholders: Numerous kindergartens across Ontario, Seferian Design Group, local municipalities, parents groups
Should be able to use vibrant and engaging colours
StreetBond150 was used to help create inviting playgrounds that really engage students. The product is long-lasting and keeps its vibrance year after year throughout the season. It is also able to be applied to existing asphalt, sparing schools the expense of having to replace their entire playground and emptying any budget for improvements.
Beautiful and engaging designs at schools across Ontario, thanks to StreetBond150.
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