Swindon Academy

Budget:
£45,000 - £50,000
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy
  • Swindon Academy

EQUIPMENT USED

Playground Equipment

CA101 - Cambridge Basic Shelter (3M X 3M)

from £2430

Playground Equipment

CP057 - Teachers Storytelling Chair

from £695

Playground Equipment

PB118A - Phonics Playboard (Post Mounted)

from £345

Playground Surfacing

SUR101 - Wetpour Safety Surfacing

from £Price on Enquiry

Playground Surfacing

SUR104 - Artificial Grass Safety Surfacing

from £Price on Enquiry

The Head Teacher approached us with lots of ideas after visiting another school Creative Play had worked with. Swindon Academy were looking to develop their outdoor play areas for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Across all areas we recommended products which encouraged physical play, allowing children to explore and develop fundamental movement skills. As the focus was also on creating outdoor learning spaces, we suggested products from our Octavia range which opens up the class to the outdoor world. The staff also liked the idea of having surfacing underneath the equipment, using colour to create separate play zones and add to the overall aesthetics of the playground.

DESIGN Within the Swindon Academy had outlined the desire for products which encouraged physical play to be part of the new playground design. For each area we opted for tower systems which would provide each child with a fun but challenging environment to play. In addition we added in some of our trim trail equipment, providing fun and fitness for all levels of physical ability, perfect as part of a curriculum based lesson or activity. To allow learning to take place outside we opted for an Octavia half shelter which provides seating for up to 21 children. We also added in one of our Story Telling Chairs with mushroom seats, which are perfect for outdoor story time.

We used the Wetpour safety surfacing across all areas to create separate play zones. It was also decided to incorporate a roadway design, featuring a roundabout, traffic lights and zebra crossings to teach the child the importance of road safety whilst having fun.

INSTALLATION Planning and preparation were paramount on this project due to the various playground areas at Swindon Academy. The skill of our installers and the quality of the materials used has produced three fantastic play areas for all age groups; targeting both active and imaginative play. It was a pleasure to be involved with such an impressive project and it’s a testament to our installers.