Our Unique Approach
No children are the same, no schools are the same, no school grounds are the same. We fit our work to suit your budget.
Many manufacturers of outdoor provision offer 'off the shelf equipment', whether it be a shelter, seating or play structure, we believe that our approach should take into account that every project must respond to a unique set of requirements.
To allow this to happen we consult with staff and then pupils.
"I always start by talking to teachers. If a space or structure is to be planned successfully then I need the input of those who will be using it. Teachers can also tell me if there are certain learning or curricular issues that can be addressed through a structure. Maybe it can be designed in a way that encourages communication, or can help staff deliver maths" -Lewis Morgan
From this point we develop a design phase that involves pupils. Through this phase they get to learn about the design process, about materials and construction techniques. Often childrens designs are put up in a school exhibition, allowing other pupils to view and select elements of designs they like the best.
"This part of the process is really important to me. Children always come up with ideas I never would have thought of, enriching the whole design process, and making the final structure genuinely unique. It also creates a sense of understanding and ownership of the school space, rather than structures being 'airlifted' in".
From this point the structures are made at our workshop in Lincolnshire, then brought to site and installed by our skilled and experienced team.
Engagement and design sessions are developed to suit each age group and each project
Children's designs inform the final structure. They're done often as big collages in groups. Once exhibited, other children can use stickers to vote on their favourite bits.
sustainably sourced, recycled yet durable materials are used for our structures, from recycled plastic timber to cedar shingles.