Hertford St. Andrews Primary contacted us after having seen our stall at a governors’ conference, where we met some of their governors and introduced ourselves as the Home Counties’ very own play company.
After a site consultation we had a brief to include some exciting new play provisions whilst also bringing new life to some of their existing playground features, thereby giving them the best value for money.
Their EYFS pupils didn’t have anywhere to play in their old play area, and so we proposed Fair Bear, a timber tower climbing frame that has activities to three sides and a HDPE slide to zip back down. The variety of activities ensures key motor skills like grip-and-grasp and upper body strength are challenged, whilst the timber deck has a playhouse feel for imagination-play games.
Their previously bare tarmac play area benefitted from a splash of wetpour rubber colouring, which we themed as a field, beach and sea, to spark the imagination. Some existing beach huts sit on their beach, whilst the blue sea is open for exploration.
A small imagination-play village sits beside their outdoor teaching space, with two Twigwams, and Drape Posts for free-form den making.
A post office shop sits beside their timber huts, whilst the post box is across the play space, to encourage movement.
A bespoke timber pergola provides a space for quiet rest, relaxation and socialising.
We were very pleased to have the opportunity to work with another Hertfordshire school, and they were very happy with the project.