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Yet more of our 20 favourite case studies for our 20th birthday

26 November 2018

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We’ve already shared two batches of five case studies that we’re most proud of completing in our 20th birthday year - here and here.


Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing these on our blog, as well as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Make sure you’re following us to see them all!


Here are the next five 2018 case studies…


  1. East Midlands: EYFS: Glenbrook Primary School - The outdoor EYFS area at Glenbrook Primary School in Nottingham was a bland tarmac space with a few line markings. They wanted a new area to cover all areas of learning, focusing on communication skills and  physical activity. Head teacher Kirsty Ryan tells us more. Read more…
  2. North East: SEMH: Reach Primary Learning Centre - Reach Primary Learning Centre in Leeds specialises in teaching children with SEMH needs. Headteacher Ali Elvidge is passionate about different types of learning and was keen to add in an active aspect to her students’ education. She tells us why she’s so pleased with the outdoor space and what effect it has had on the children there. Read more…
  3. West Midlands: EYFS: Kings Hill Primary School - The design brief at Kings Hill Primary School was to redevelop an outdated and under used reception playground. The project team wanted to create a unique, flowing play space, that offered a natural look and feel, specifically designed for Reception aged children.  Read more…
  4. North West: Primary: New Moston Primary School - New Moston Primary School, in Manchester, was keen to develop a sports space that could be used by all ages as well as the general public. We talked to Playforce consultant Lizzy about the school’s commitment to helping their local community stay active. Read more...
  5. An example of our approach to designing an active trail -  We wanted to show how our consultants think creatively. It might just look like an active trail but to us it’s a wealth of opportunities for developing skills, getting active, working together and having lots of fun… Here’s a section from a recent primary school proposal. Read more...



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