Why did you want to develop your playground?
The playground I inherited four years ago was a crumbling concrete space. The children ran around it randomly and most of the time it was dominated by football games. There were no opportunities for creative and imaginative play, quiet time and there certainly wasn’t a range of activities. The children told me that they found the playground frightening at times and it was an unpleasant place to be. As there is little on offer for our 7-11 year old pupils in the community, we wanted to develop a playground that would compensate for this. I was keen to use the playground as an extension of the learning environments that we were creating inside. I wanted to provide an outdoor space that would enable all children to express themselves through play, without fear of disputes or antisocial behaviours.
What were the key elements that made Playforce stand out from other providers?
I was already familiar with Playforce and knew that the company is reliable and able to provide good quality play equipment. They are really passionate about enabling children to extend their imaginative thinking and social skills. I was particularly pleased with their follow up service and the informative staff I spoke to really reassured my thinking about Playforce.