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The last five of our 20 favourite case studies for our 20th birthday

03 December 2018

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We’ve shared fifteen case studies that we’re most proud of completing in our 20th birthday year - here, here and here.


Here are the final five 2018 case studies…


  • North West: Primary: St Johns RC Primary School - St John’s RC Primary School in Lancashire wanted to create a new space for active activities As well as a large running track a set of 3 Up & Over Bars, Monkey Bars, Log Station and Solar Powered Stop Clock was installed. Class teacher Chris tells us more. Read more...
  • South West: Primary: Bedenham Primary School - “We’re really lucky with our outdoor space. We have a fantastic forest-type environment outdoors with lots of trees and grass. It offers wonderful opportunities for taking learning outside but sometimes the weather stops us - sometimes because it’s too hot and sometimes it’s too wet. We thought an outdoor classroom would mean we wouldn’t be quite so at the weather’s mercy!” Read more…
  • South East: Primary: St Andrews & St Marks CofE Primary School - St Andrews & St Marks CE Junior School in Surbiton, near Kingston-upon-Thames, won a Gold Healthy Schools Award last year and was further recognised for their work towards all children having a healthy mind and body with the Active Kingston Healthy School of the Year award in 2019. We talked to Playforce consultant Tom,  about their recent playground redevelopment and how this contributed. Read more…
  • South West: EYFS: Burnham Copse Primary School - You don’t have to totally overhaul your outdoor space to make a big impact. At Burnham Copse Primary School we helped to turn limited outdoor space into a practical space suitable for all ages and a wide range of activities. Consultant Tom, explains more. Read more...
  • An example of our approach to integrating active play - Here’s another example of our consultants thinking creatively about ways to put active challenges into a play space. It’s not only about running, jumping and climbing. What about developing upper body strength, hand-eye coordination and teamwork? And what about integrating the active trail into a scheme to create zones and a playground that will stimulate both learning and fun across the ages? Here’s an example of this in action! Read more...


To take a look at more case studies, and to filter by region, age and learning outcome, click here.



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