Executive Principal Angela O’Brien asked us to help. She showed our expert consultant Chris the site and they discussed the brief, the budget and the best options for the school. Then our design team got to work on a solution that would transform these uninspiring spaces into a fantastic all-weather playground and learning area that the staff and children would love. The plan was approved and installation started.
To ensure the school got the very most from its investment, we created different zones for different types of activities: an outdoor classroom and learning area; spaces for performance and creative, imaginative and physical play, and sheltered and seating areas. We ensured that equipment, including the existing tyre park, could be used all year round by installing an all weather Bonded Rubber Mulch surface.
It was quite a transformation. The school uses its new space to deliver outdoor learning and educational play. The Gazebo is used at playtime and lunchtime daily for quiet reading, and throughout summer, teachers use it for circle time. Small groups use the Musical instrument panels to create stories through music at lunchtime and the Clear Drawing Boards give pupils an opportunity to draw what they see through them, giving an extra dimension to art work.