Wadebridge Primary School

Wadebridge Primary School Physical Play Area

Physical Play Area

The design brief at Wadebridge Primary School was to create a physical play area for the school field that could be used at break time for free play and in PE lessons for more structured exercises.

The adventure trail allows a large number of children to play at once while testing and developing upper body strength, coordination, agility and balance. The mixture of low and high-level equipment allows the trail to cater for all age groups and abilities.

“It’s fantastic to see the children having so much fun on the new equipment. I hope it will be enjoyed by many in the years to come.”

Lizzy Whiting, Parents’ Group Chairman.

Virginia Primary School

Virginia Primary School Sensory Play Space

Sensory Play Space

We had been requested to create a sensory and imaginative area around the trees at Virginia Primary School, that could be used in all weathers and utilises the existing space to its maximum.

The design incorporates platforms at different heights to create stages, seating areas and multi-level play, built around the trees.

There are musical instruments positioned around the decks to encourage exploration of sound and co-operation among friends.

The Storytelling area provides a quiet space for small groups to read together or for outdoor teaching. And the Jungle Play Den is perfect for active and imaginative play with climbing opportunities and a den.

Lostwithiel School

Lostwithiel School - Sensory and Active Play Space

Sensory and Active Play Space

We were challenged with creating an exciting play area to make the most of the sloped grass to one side of the school building.

Our design incorporates imaginative and active play, within a sensory and natural setting. We selected log rounds to form terraced pods surrounding the play areas to provide informal seating. Each of the three pods has a different colour Resin Bound Rubber Bark surface and contains a different play item.

Lostwithiel School - Terraced Pods

The Beacon Tower stands tall in the top pod forming a playful focal point with several climbing opportunities including a fast slide and a lookout tower. To one side the Play Hut provides a place for social interaction between small groups of children while encouraging imaginative play. The bottom two pods contain sand and water play with the large Covered Sandpit and Niagara Water Tray giving children the chance to explore different materials while stimulating the senses.