Heston Primary School

Main aim was to create an outdoor Messy Play Area to be used by the children all year round.

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About the Project

Heston Primary School based in London were having trouble with an existing sand pit situated in front of their school building, which was prone to flooding and inevitably became unusable. The teachers at the school wanted a new sandpit that could be accessible all year round. We accepted this challenge and wasted no time in designing something that would not only be eye catching, but create excitement across the school.

In order for the children to get the most out the sandpit and use in all weather conditions, we gave the sandpit a polycarbonate waterproof roof and provided optional side panels with windows. These panels can be fixed down, rolled back up at any time and they are also easy to clean. We also installed a timber post retention around the sides of the sand pit to keep sand within the dedicated playing area.

The size of this sandpit also allows children to work independently or in groups as they take turn using different tools and explore natural elements. Inside of the sandpit we added a Play Platform and Bucket with Pulley System to encourage role play. Their imagination and language are broadened as they story tell and explain their different processes.

We have since worked with the school on a number of other smaller projects which include bonded rubber mulch surfacing in the same EYFS area, a Sleeper Sandpit with removable covers, a variety of repairs to their existing timber trail and a new picket fence with viewing windows around an existing pond on the site.

  • Large Sheltered Sandpit to use all year round
  • Timber post retention
  • Wipe clean, optional Side Panels with windows

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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