Romford pupils jumping for joy over new school feature

A new state-of-the-art long jump facility has been installed at an Upminster school.

The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, St Mary’s Lane, had the full length runway and sandpit built over the summer holidays and includes a small practise area at the side.

Assistant headteacher, Mark Duncan, said: “As a school we take pride in providing the best possible facilities for our students.

“We are investing in several areas in order to further enhance our national sporting reputation.”

The dual-lane runway is made from needle punch synthetic turf which is an extremely durable and long-lasting surface and is very popular with schools due to its soft surface being safer for children to use.

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Mr Duncan added: “The impressive double-lane long jump pit, with practise side run-ups, will enable us to deliver high quality athletics lessons and training.

“It will certainly be put to good use in the summer and, no doubt, serve to improve the jumping standards of our students in the future.”

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