Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

A redevelopment of the school’s KS1 Playground to provide children with more opportunities for active play and learning in the outdoor environment.

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About the Project

Ourselves and the teachers at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School were excited to get started on this project to completely transform the outdoor space for their KS1 pupils.  The initial steps involved excavating the current grass space to prepare for the installation of new wetpour and bonded rubber mulch surfaces. Selecting diverse hues in the wetpour and introducing mulch not only defined distinct play areas but also maintained a natural woodland ambiance around the playground.

Eager to introduce a physically engaging dimension to their play area, we selected our Brecon Climbing Structure for the children to enjoy! This impressive climbing structure, arranged at varying heights, motivates their KS1 pupils to traverse, ascend, and suspend themselves. The children can now employ both their hands and feet as they navigate through diverse challenges, including swinging steps, a Traverse Wall, and Vertical Scramble Net. The rope elements incorporated into the design contribute to the development of children’s proprioception and enhance their sense of balance.

We incorporated large geometric Sleeper Planters to complement the unique layout of the space and offering children the chance to engage in hands-on activities like digging and exploring the growth of plants. This initiative not only enhances their fine motor skills but also fosters a sense of responsibility and a deeper understanding of the world they inhabit.

Recognising the significant role of role play and performance in fostering language skills and confidence within peer interactions, we introduced a Treated Timber Stage with planters, customised arch sign, equipped with modular bench seating. This purposeful addition provides a shared space for both students and teachers, encouraging collaborative engagement in activities that promote language development and boost self-assurance among peers.
Ultimately, we had the pleasure to contribute to the creation of a memorial by installing a bench which was generously donated to the school in honor of one of their students.
  • Brecon Climbing Structure
  • Stage with Planters, Modular Bench Seating and Customised Sign
  • Large Sleeper Planters
  • Wetpour Surfacing
  • Bonded Rubber Mulch Surfacing

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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