BriefHoward Junior School were looking to develop a vast outdoor play area and had contacted Creative Play in regards to designing, manufacturing and installing their brand new playground! They were undergoing a huge development project throughout the school and we were extremely excited to be involved.
DesignThe school were looking to develop an area for KS2. The area was large and they wanted to encourage imaginative, social and physical play. Initially The Howard Junior School wanted to incorporate our Pirate Ship, a Trim Trail circuit and a Multi-Use Games Area as well as safety surfacing at their site. However as this was such a big project the school decided to split the playground development into 4 different phases - starting with our impressive Pirate Ship!
Our Pirate Ship was chosen by the school to incorporate and cover a wide variety of play aspects as well as allow large groups of pupils to play together. To go along with the ship we incorporated blue and yellow Wetpour Safety Surfacing to give the appearance of sea and sand. This looks really effective and enhances the imaginative play aspects of the design brief. These colours also match the school’s crest which is great!
InstallationThe installation went very smoothly and there was a lot of fantastic interaction between Creative Play and Howard Junior School. The Pirate Ship has been extremely popular and has even featured on ITV Anglia!
We have had some great pictures of the children dressed up and playing on the Pirate Ship which makes us really proud to have been able to offer this to Howard Junior School.
We are excited to continue working with the school on their additional playground phases in the coming months and completely regenerating their outdoor play space!