Shaftesbury Park Primary School

What an exciting journey it was bringing the ‘Peace Train’ project to life! With the generous support from the Yousef Islam Foundation, Shaftesbury Park Primary School and trust embarked on a creative venture with clear objectives.

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About the Project

What an exciting journey it was bringing the ‘Peace Train’ project to life! With the generous support from the Yousef Islam Foundation, Shaftesbury Park Primary School and trust embarked on a creative venture with clear objectives.

Despite the challenge of a tight space, we worked harmoniously alongside the existing garden, ensuring accessibility for parents while retaining ample free space. The ‘Peace Train’ itself is a marvel, crafted with eco-friendly recycled plastic ‘wood,’ cost-effective treated timber, and sturdy stainless steel.

The ‘Peace Train’ is not just a static structure; it’s a catalyst for sparking children’s imagination and fostering creative play. Its design, inspired by the enchanting world of a ‘Peace Train,’ provides a captivating backdrop for imaginative scenarios. As children engage with the train, they are prompted to embark on exciting journeys of their own creation, fueling their imaginations and encouraging role-playing adventures.

The recycled plastic ‘wood’ construction, with its natural material feel, invites tactile exploration, enhancing sensory experiences. The ticket office, resembling a miniature railway building, becomes a hub for storytelling and pretend play, as children take on roles as conductors, passengers, or station masters. The incorporation of the HDPE plastic train-themed decorations and a whimsical felt roof adds a delightful aesthetic touch. To complete the experience, we incorporated wetpour surfacing with inlaid graphics, seamlessly continuing the charming train theme throughout the playground. We’re thrilled with the result and can’t wait for everyone to hop aboard this wonderful journey of peace and play!

Here is what the School had to say on Twitter.

  • ‘Peace Train’
  • Ticket Office Climbing Structure
  • Wetpour Surfacing with inlaid graphics
  • Monkey Bars

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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