Wimbledon Park Primary: “Leapt Out From the Competitors”
‘We had a mismatch of equipment which was at the point of replacing. We wanted to have a playground surface that could be used throughout the year so that children maximised the time on the equipment. We chose equipment that was different from the local park and what was in our school before. We wanted a range of play – which supports social interaction (ie the tepee and den), imaginative play as well play equipment to challenge the adventurous.
The diversity means that the whole area is used and there is no queuing (apart from the slide). The space between the structures allows flow so that children can get to all equipment easily. There is enough variety to appeal to those super climbers and those that prefer more ground-based fun. The children are really happy, engaged and so look forward to their time slot on the equipment!
Schoolscapes were excellent and gave realistic advice – a very good design which leapt out from the competitors. A good team of organisation and installation which went smoothly.’