In order to reduce the amount of dust and mud carried into the school by all the kids coming and going, we have laid paving slabs on our lower playground, which is situated in front of the school. The area was previously flattened soil.
It also now gives our nursery children somewhere relatively clean to play and rainwater drains more easily away from the front of the school. It’s made a huge difference!
We didn't buy the pavers ready-made... we had them made onsite using a mixture of stone dust, cement, sand and red oxide. There were some issues with quality, so we had to change contractors part way (that’s often the way!). They were dried in the sun before being laid… it was tricky making sure levels and lines were all accurate!