outstanding outdoor spaces

Dane Bank Primary School, Cheshire

The children at Dane Bank Primary School can enjoy outdoor learning and educational play all year round with their new playground equipment developed by Playforce.

Why did you want to develop your playground?

In our old playground the children had a very limited variety of activities on offer. There wasn’t any interesting and stimulation equipment to encourage them to take part in imaginative and educational play. We also lacked covered areas so that the children could avoid the rain or bright sunshine. We wanted to develop our playground so that the school could enjoy the outdoors in a new and exciting way, all year round.

 

What were the key elements that made Playforce stand out from other providers?

The team at Playforce were very friendly and approachable. They were happy to take the time to go through our ideas and requirements and develop plans that incorporated everyone’s input. The designs were excellent and the prices was very reasonable for the high quality of the products.

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The children are enjoying the extra choice they now have available in the playground and the Trim Trail is in constant use.

How are we using the space to deliver outdoor learning & educational play?

The covered area that Playforce has installed in our playground has allowed staff to take their lessons outside even in poor weather conditions. Including outdoor learning in the academic schedule has motivated the children and the staff to think more creatively.

 

What are the biggest benefits you have seen for the children?

The children are enjoying the extra choice they now have available in the playground and the Trim Trail is in constant use. We have noticed that the children have become more active and are more aware of the need to take turns. They have also developed a sensible and safe attitude towards outdoor play.

Can you share any best practice insights you’ve gained?

We have ensured that our equipment is being used safely by only allowing the children to use the Trim Trail with sensible footwear. The playground is always monitored by a member of staff and we have created a rota for the equipment to make certain that everyone gets a turn.

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