Manurewa Intermediate School already had a large multi-sport astro-turf area. The teachers found that their students didn’t want to play on the turf during hot weather as the surface became too hot. So they decided to research solutions for this issue and found the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) concept.
From the Principal
On the Grand Opening Day of the GOAT (Greatest Of All Turfs), Principal, Iain Taylor said, “This project represents some really positive collaborations between our school and the business community – involving Equico and Shade Systems. These companies have been fantastic to work with. They were both very efficient, very professional, and totally responsive to our requests and, at times, our demands! Their obliging style has made this project so calm and seamless.
From the finance perspective, Equico’s support has enabled us to do something pretty magical. AND the way Roimaye and Ross assisted us from the start with the genesis of our ideas and how we could fund it, the whole process as things changed has been incredible. Equico’s creative solutions and support have been outstanding.