Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School Playground Development

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Last month we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend the open day of one of our most recent playground developments. We had worked with Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School in Birkenhead to create an exciting play space that incorporated both physical and imaginative role play opportunities. In attendance was our sales manager James Gambino, staff and pupils of Our Lady and St Edwards as well as special guest Steven Jennings, captain of Tranmere Rovers.

Continue reading to find out more about this exciting development!

The Brief

Our Lady and St Edward Catholic Primary School had recently purchased an old children’s centre over the road to the existing school. This premises was acquired to create an EYFS area. Of course, one of the main developments of the building was the outdoor play area.

Creative Play had previously worked with the school, bringing Our Lady & St Edwards Catholic Primary School to contact us again to help assist with the playground project.

 “From contacting the sales team to design, costing and construction, we were kept fully informed and consulted throughout the whole process until the equipment was “signed off” – Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School

The Design

From the brief we knew the Our Lady and St Edward Catholic Primary School wanted to incorporate a mixture of play equipment ensuring all areas of learning were covered. To do this we created different sections within the outdoor play space. In one section we added one of our new Jigsaw Play Towers as this gave the school the opportunity to add specific components to create the perfect tower system to encourage physical play, helping to develop fundamental development skills.

Within a different section of the playground we added our First Mate ship, this was added along with Blue/Black flecked Wetpour safety surfacing to encourage Role Play and social interaction. This is a real focal point within the playground and looks great!

We also added several Trim Trail products next to the Jigsaw play tower to add additional physical play aspects allowing even more children to play at one time! Picnic Tables were also installed providing a seating area for both adults and children, especially when they will be needing a much deserved break after all the playing!

“The children’s risk taking, physical and emotional development have all improved and, no matter what the weather throws at us, they want to be on it!” – Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School

The Installation

After seeing the design plans and receiving the installation plans, we were extremely excited to know what a transformation we were about to provide to Our Lady and St Edward Catholic Primary School. We worked close with the school to ensure all requirements were met and they were kept happy throughout the whole installation.

During the installation we completed one of our very first time lapse videos which was recorded throughout the whole 3 week development. This is great to see the before, during and after process and a project we will not forget. The children absolutely love the new playground and the teachers have had some great things to say too.

“The oldest pupils have also used the equipment for team building tasks and activities, so developing confidence and resilience” – Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School

We’ve been featured!

Read about our playground transformation at Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School on the following news sites:

Liverpool Echo Article

Chester Chronicle

Wirral Globe 

Birkenhead Town Talk

Living Wirral

North West News Extra