Gaskell Primary School

We have worked with Gaskell Primary School over a number of years to transform different playgrounds for different age groups.

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About the Project

We have had the pleasure to work with Gaskell Primary School over a number of years redeveloping different areas of their school playground. We provided the children with a lot more opportunity to take part in physical activity to improve their overall well-being and provide them with equipment that will promote a healthy lifestyle.

We incorporated three variations of Fitness & Adventure Trail within their EYFS, KS1 and 2 areas. This type of equipment allows the children to develop their balance, coordination, as well as upper and lower body strength. Creating different obstacles and challenges along the trail helps build confidence and self-esteem as they aim to succeed. With such a wide range of Trail items in our catalogue, we are able to pick the best to suit the age range and ability of the students on each playground and allow for progression and development.

A change from physical activity, we installed a Weather Station which is a great opportunity for children to get to understand the elements. Away from the classroom walls, having an outdoor weather station will excite the children as they learn about the patterns of the weather and expand on their science knowledge. They’ll learn how the wind changes direction and pick up speeds, how humidity and rainfall relate to each other and other interesting facts.

We installed our Timber Planters next to the Weather Station as another way for children to learn how the natural world works. It allows the children to work independently or in groups, getting their hands dirty as they dig or grow their own plants, herbs or vegetables. They discover natural materials, have a sense of responsibility and refine their fine motor skills. Simple bench seats in the area also allow for quieter space to sit and reflect or undertake tasks in the great outdoors.

Additional seating and sail shades have also been added to the playgrounds to create shaded areas for children to sit and relax with friends.


Blackshaw Primary School

“Both playgrounds look so different! The children love it and are having a great time exploring their new equipment”

Julie Carrington , Business Manager

Handcross Park School

“It has now had two terms of busy use and still every day it makes me smile – and the children too. It is such a magical space with so much opportunity”

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

Batley Grammar School

“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

Beaumont Primary School

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

Victoria Griffiths , EYFS Lead

Hindley Junior and Infant School

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

Steven Hyde, Site Manager

Holy Trinity Primary School

“We love the bridge over the tunnel and more importantly, so do the children… it’s been a great success.”

Maggie Thomson, Business Manager

Urmston Infant School

“Playground Imagineering’s bespoke climbing structure was the perfect solution to utilise an awkward space.”

Mark Doherty , Deputy Headteacher

Rupert House School

“Playground Imagineering’s initial design was excellent and they were happy to make the few tweaks we asked for to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. Not only did they deliver the design they also did it on time and to a very high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Mr Kim Rawlingson, Bursar

Avondale Primary School

“It was difficult to envisage what could be achieved with our long, narrow outdoor area. Playground Imagineering’s choice of equipment and well thought out design has completely transformed transformed the playground and utilised the space perfectly.”

Vicky Brown, Headteacher

St John’s Primary School

“We have used Playground Imagineering for a number of projects and they have always exceeded our expectations.”

Mark Speakman, Headteacher

St. Thomas’s Primary School

“A professional approach was taken throughout and our pupils are delighted with the new equipment.”

Sheryl Farnworth, Headteacher

St. Michael’s Primary School

“The new play areas have greatly enhanced our provision and provided our pupils with many hours of enjoyable learning and development opportunities. For much of the work, the children’s ideas have also been carefully incorporated by the Playground Imagineering team into the equipment and areas they have provided. The attention to detail has been greatly valued.”

Alison Hart, Headteacher

St. Hugh of Lincoln Primary School

“After obtaining three quotes for our playground project, we decided to go with Playground Imagineering for the following reasons: I was very impressed with their presentation and proposal as they planned the project with our needs in mind and I felt I was receiving a bespoke service rather than an off the peg solution. As a result the product matches our needs and that of the site perfectly. They were always professional,  responsive and when changes were requested, they were dealt with smoothly and without question. I would have no hesitation in recommending Playground Imagineering.”

Mark Mountcastle , Headteacher

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