Oakgrove School is the first school in the UK to invest in a field marker for easier school sports line marking
The robot, officially named ‘Oakey’ by an Oakgrove student, uses in-built GPS technology to recognize and mark out sports templates, which are input beforehand by ground staff on the included tablet.
Impressed at how quickly and efficiently the field paint marker easily moves over grass surfaces and how accurately it paints the field lines, Headteacher Ian Tett said: “Oakgrove is now 18 months into a three year renovation program to improve the school’s five natural turf fields and landscaped areas. The new TinyLineMarker Sport robot, which uses the latest cutting-edge technology, will be an invaluable tool in enabling the school in its ambition to shape and adapt its sports provision.
“Students will learn about the robot’s functionality during IT design and programming lessons and will be able to see first-hand the robot in action, as it marks out pitches in readiness for sporting activities.
The field paint marker was given the fun and fitting name of Oakey, chosen by one of the Year 8 students following a naming competition at the school.