Playground up to latest standards
Songjiang’s first plastic playground built to the newly released national and municipal standards recently passed its professional assessment.
The synthetic rubber playground at Songjiang Experimental School Affiliated to East China University of Political Science and Law is among the first batch of campus playgrounds in Shanghai to be constructed in accordance with the new standards.
The azure blue playground that consists of 5,300-square-meter tracks and a 2,700-square-meter court passed raw material sampling, field sampling and finished-product sampling tests by Shanghai Jianke Technical Assessment of Construction Co, and gained approval recently.
Shen Yan, an assessment professional with the company, declared the safety of the playground in front of teacher and parent representatives.
Compared to the old national standard of elementary and secondary school plastic playground quality, the new national standard includes more assessment items and stricter sampling tests and rules, whereas the Shanghai standard lists a level of quality requirements even stricter than the new national one.
“The school has always been concerned about its plastic playground construction work. We held six meetings among parents in total and gave 267 suggestions to the construction company. The suggestions were accepted. In a few days students will move to the new campus and what awaits them is a safer playground,” said headmaster Zhang Yuanqin.