Meadowbank Primary School
The school wanted us to provide a space that would inspire the children to learn and develop by providing different experience and opportunities.
About the Project
We had the pleasure to work with Meadowbank Primary School in Cardiff, who are a special school supporting children aged 4-11 years with a range of complex learning needs & learning disabilities. The teachers expressed that they wanted a play space that would provide as much opportunity and experience as a mainstream school has to offer. We made this our mission and kept the School’s motto at the forefront of our mind, ‘Belong, Inspire & Flourish.’
We thought it would be a great idea to make use of the impressive tree which stood within the school playground, by turning this into an eye catching Tree House Play Structure that now brings so much excitement. The structure invites the children to step up or climb the log wall to explore the platform, before riding the slide back down, creating a mix of imaginative and physical play in the mystical woods.
We incorporated a Crawl Tunnel Mound, which encourages the children in more physical activity and allows them to discover what their bodies can do in the sense of building strength and coordination.
Within the EYFS area we laid our artificial grass that is drainable, hard-wearing and comfortable to walk and sit on. The blend of artificial grass and areas of Rubber mulch created a more natural looking environment with identifiable dedicated areas for play. It also allows children to have access to the playground all year round.
We incorporated our Interactive Water Wall with Rocky River Bed, to encourage interaction, teamwork and the development of social bonds among the pupils. The Water Wall is a great way for children to explore and understand the natural element of water. The water is collected and stored in a reservoir hidden beneath the Rocky River bed and is then drawn to the different play elements through different pumps. The cart iron pump draws water to the top of the timber troughs which the water cascades down onto the rocky river bed. There is there also a hand pump to draw water to the top of the water wall where it then cascades down interchangeable chutes and accessories. Again this water flows back on to the rocky riverbed and deposited into the reservoir, the bridge incorporated across the riverbed allows the children to wander over and take part in imaginative play amongst the tranquil sounds of the surrounding water.
Our Mud Kitchen creates a great Messy Play environment, allowing children to interact with natural materials in a contained space; which is easy to clean down after. It allows the children to let their imaginations run wild, with a realistic looking timber kitchen with hob rings. Language skills can be developed as the children explain their processes and discuss their recipe. Balancing buckets will teach children basic mathematics, as well as showing how cause and effect works. Our Mushroom Table and Seats, also allow the children to socially interact with one another whilst they serve up what they’ve put together in the kitchen.
Our Timber Playhouse and Wicker Nest Hut are great places for story telling, role playing and creating unique play experiences, whilst building relationships with peers. Our cosy Wicker Nest Hut are the perfect place for children to take a break away from the busy playground.
- Water Wall with Rocky River Bed
- Messy Play area with Mud Kitchen, Mud Store, Chalk Board, Mushroom Table and Seats and Scales.
- Welly Storage Unit with Seat Bench
- Bespoke Tree House Play Structure with Slide, Steps and Log Climbing Wall.
- Timber Play House with built in Sand Box
- Wicker Nest Hut
- Tunnel Mound
Blackshaw Primary School
“Both playgrounds look so different! The children love it and are having a great time exploring their new equipment”
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”
The Peterborough School
“The design, equipment and overall service was of a very high standard.”
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.”
The Cathedral School
“Great value and a quick turnaround, the playground was transformed in just 3 days.”
Beaumont Primary School
“It was the best design and most competitively priced quotation… they really brought our ideas to life!”
Hindley Junior and Infant School
“The design and finished installation was exactly what we had in mind…the children love it!”
Holy Trinity Primary School
“We love the bridge over the tunnel and more importantly, so do the children… it’s been a great success.”
Urmston Infant School
“Playground Imagineering’s bespoke climbing structure was the perfect solution to utilise an awkward space.”
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.”
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.”
St John’s Primary School
“We have used Playground Imagineering for a number of projects and they have always exceeded our expectations.”
St. Thomas’s Primary School
“A professional approach was taken throughout and our pupils are delighted with the new equipment.”
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.”
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.”