Our Lady and St Edward Catholic Primary School
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 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!
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.