Elm Tree Community Primary

A space that would cater for a wide age range of children with different complexity of needs.

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About the Project

Elm Tree Community Primary School based in Skelmersdale, cater for children who have a statement for Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. Therefore creating a stimulating and engaging play space that meet the individual needs of each child was essential.

We collaborated with the teachers to design a Multi Sensory Construction Area, which allows the children to play and maneuver natural materials such as Sand, Shingle and Bark. We incorporated different play elements within the area for the children to interact with such as a Sand Bowl with Sieve, Sand Wheel, Sand Chute, Material Transported, Lift and Digger. All of these allow the children to interact and control the movement of sand, shingle and Bark within the pits and play platform built within this area. Since installing this area the school have confirmed it is having an extremely positive affect on each individual child.

As another sensory area we installed a Waterproof Shelter with a Multicoloured Panelled Roof, which casts shadows of colour. It is a great area for the children to relax and socialise with their peers. At the side of the shelter we also placed a number of planters for the children to dig plant their own flowers, herbs and vegetables. This type of activity is a great way to learn more about the natural world we live and it give the children responsibility.

Adjacent to the Construction Area we installed a Double Seated Swing for the children to take part in physical activity using all there strength and muscles to enjoy gliding back and forth through the air.



  • Multi Sensory Construction Area with and Bowl with Sieve, Sand Wheel, Sand Chute, Material Transported, Lift and Digger
  • Double Seated Swing
  • Waterproof Shelter with a Multicoloured Panelled Roof
  • Planters

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Julie Carrington , Business Manager

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Jason Gayler, Head of Pre-Prep & Nursery

The Peterborough School

“The design, equipment and overall service was of a very high standard.”

Chris Charlton, Bursar

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“I can’t tell you how happy we are with the work and how the plans have come to fruition, thank you to you and all the team at Playground Imagineering.”

Karen Dack, Business Manager

The Cathedral School

“Great value and a quick turnaround, the playground was transformed in just 3 days.”

Mrs Wiskin, Headteacher

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“It was the best design and most competitively priced quotation… they really brought our ideas to life!”

Victoria Griffiths , EYFS Lead

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“The design and finished installation was exactly what we had in mind…the children love it!”

Steven Hyde, Site Manager

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Maggie Thomson, Business Manager

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Mark Doherty , Deputy Headteacher

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Mr Kim Rawlingson, Bursar

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Vicky Brown, Headteacher

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Mark Speakman, Headteacher

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Sheryl Farnworth, Headteacher

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Alison Hart, Headteacher

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Mark Mountcastle , Headteacher

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