The Castle School

Love Lane, Donnington, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JG

Budget: £35,000 - £40,000

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Mound Tunnel - CH140

from £2998

Den Making Teepee - CP073

from £545

Weaving Posts (Set of 5) - CP056

from £548

Perspex Board - NUR112

from £295

Chalk Board - PB101

from £495

White Board - PB117

from £495

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

from £2430

Glockenspiel - MP104

from £849

Batpipes - MP106

from £1269

Cymbals - MP102

from £949

Teachers Storytelling Chair - CP057

from £695

Water Wall - WSP107

from £1993

Water Play Midi One - WSP103

from £3043

Artificial Grass Safety Surfacing - SUR104

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BRIEF

Looking to develop their KS1 playground, The Castle School got in contact with Creative Play in regards to creating a fun sensory-focused area. Catering for children with a variety of complex learning difficulties, it was essential that we worked closely with the school to include a variety of equipment that all ability levels could enjoy.


DESIGN

Wanting to incorporate a variety of water, musical and creative play opportunities into their KS1 area we included popular sensory items such as our Water Wall, Glockenspiel and Chalk Board. We wanted to include a large number of play items to ensure everyone had a play station to enjoy. A number of playhouses, such as our Cambridge Shelter, Den-Making Teepee and Mound Tunnel, were also added to the design to provide more secluded zones in the playground. Along with input from The Castle School we also included a storytelling area, comprising of our Teacher’s Storytelling Chair and six Mushroom Seats; that could also be utilised for both play and lesson times. The whole development was then finished off with Artificial Grass Safety Surfacing to provide a high quality, tactile all-weather play surface.


INSTALLATION

With numerous teams being involved in this exciting playground development, it was essential that everyone involved communicated well to ensure a successful outcome. Due to the more complex needs of the pupils it was paramount that we worked closely with the staff to ensure we caused as little disruption as possible to their school day.
Overall the installation turned out great and The Castle School now has a fantastic outdoor space that can aid its pupils’ development through play.