St Dominics Roman Catholic Primary School
BRIEF: The staff at St Dominics contacted Creative Play to assist in the redevelopment of their main KS2 playground. They had a large grassed area and wanted new ideas of how best to utilise the available space. After an initial visit to the school it was decided that they needed to resurface the area to provide all weather use and provide new equipment to promote physical play. The area is to be used by 150 pupils so the new equipment had to be chosen wisely as it must benefit and appeal to all the children.
We resurfaced the area with rubber mulch safety surfacing in 3 different colours. This gave the children a safer play area whilst creating zones and allowing for all weather use. We installed a Dart Activity Centre into the playground. With items such as a tyre crossing, clatterbridge, log walk, pull up bar, tyre swing and rope climb the dart provides hours of fun whilst encouraging children to be active.
To promote further physical activity we installed a Jungle Climber into the playground. With a net climber, climbing blocks and criss cross climber the Jungle Climber encourages children to use their imaginations for unstructured play.
Ball Catchers help improve and develop childrens hand / eye coordination. Completed with thermoplastic markings, this allows for children to set their own challenges whilst playing with a group of friends. A Thermoplastic hopscotch was also included to further promote active play.
Multi Use Games Areas have become increasingly popular in schools across the UK. They provide an area to undertake PE lessons, play traditional team sports and can be used by children during playtimes. St Dominics had a 22m x 12m MUGA installed providing ample space for children to engage in active play.