The Cooper School in Oxfordshire has won Heckmondwike FB’s highly acclaimed ‘Carpet for Schools’ competition.
The competition received an overwhelming response this year, with over 350 entries, with the Cooper School selected at random to win Heckmondwike FB’s Supacord carpet, plus fitting, to a value of £1,000.
Mr Ben Baxter, Headteacher at The Cooper School, said: “It was a great surprise to win the competition and fantastic to have Heckmondwike FB supporting us in upgrading our school, especially when budgets are tight. We have used Supacord before in our classrooms and it stands up to the rigors of school life really well, so it’s great that we won this competition and can further upgrade the flooring in other important areas.”
The Cooper School, which is a comprehensive with over 1,300 pupils, has chosen to upgrade the foyer/entrance lobby to its Sports and Performance Halls. The School chose Pebble from the Supacord range for the outside edges of the area, which was inset with purple panels, to reflect the school and post-16 centre’s corporate colours.
He adds: “It is great that we have been able to upgrade an area that is used not only by our pupils and teachers but also the local community, such as drama, sports and church groups. It is really helping to create the right first impression with visitors and we’re really pleased with the end result.”
Heckmondwike FB Abby Chandler, Marketing Manager, explains: “We had an overwhelming response to our Carpet for Schools competition, with over twice as many entries as last year. We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with schools over the past 40 years and we congratulate the winners on their success and hope they enjoy their prizes!”
Runners up in the competition include second prizes of a Sebo vacuum cleaner and £200 each for Poltair School in Cornwall, Wonersh and Shamley Green C of E Infant School in Surrey and Tewkesbury School in Gloucestershire and third prizes of £100 each went to North Baddesley Junior School, Woodlawn School and Burlescombe Primary Schools.
Supacord is a very popular flooring choice in the education sector as its tough, fibre bonded construction means it is strong enough to withstand heavy footfall, whilst retaining its appearance. The durability of Supacord carpet helps schools and colleges make their budgets go further by providing a durable yet attractive solution.
Supacord, which is available in 42 different colours, has unique design capabilities since it does not ravel or fray which means that it can be cut on site to create stylish and engaging flooring designs.
Heckmondwike FB carpets and carpet tiles are available with full technical support, as part of the service. All fibre bonded products are manufactured by Heckmondwike FB at its base in West Yorkshire, where the company is fully certified to ISO 14001, as part of its commitment to sustainability.
Heckmondwike FB is one of the leading carpet suppliers to the education, commercial and public sectors and is well-known for the excellent value, durability and high performance of its products.
Sample cards for Supacord are available on request by calling +44  1924 406161 or visiting the website www.heckmondwike-fb.co.uk.