The leading manufacturer and supplier of artificial grass, Namgrass, has today launched a nationwide competition for all UK schools and nurseries.

Named “Grass Out to Help Out” the competition gives schools and nurseries an opportunity to nominate themselves to win free outdoor space ahead of the winter months enabling children to enjoy more freedom whilst they’re encouraged to keep 2m apart.

In light of the recent return to school and changes in government guidelines, Namgrass recognised the strain in which educational facilities might face during the colder months when children need to be socially distant whilst letting off steam outside.

As the seasons change more and more schools will have to resort to indoor or concrete wet play time with school playing fields becoming out of bounds as winter starts to bite. The use of masks in schools may well become mandatory and therefore the need to get outside in the fresh air is even more important.

This nationwide competition is being rolled out across all UK primary schools and nurseries from today and parents, guardians and pupils are encouraged to nominate their chosen school by emailing namgrass@thisdogbites.co.uk or DM’ing @NamgrassUK on either Facebook or Instagram with 100 words as to why their school deserves to win.

The winning school will receive 50sqm of Namgrass artificial grass plus help and advice on installation. Entries close Friday 30th October with the winner to be announced week commencing 2nd November.

Jared Gardner, Sales Director at Namgrass, commented: “Our “Grass Out to Help Out” campaign has been launched to encourage safe play during these times. Playing fields are renowned for getting extremely muddy during the winter months and we know concrete outdoor areas aren’t always an option. We’re delighted to be able to offer this competition nationwide and really hope we’re able to give something back to a deserving school or nursery this October.”