Lord Street Primary School Colne Facebook Competition winners

Playscape Engineering Facebook competition promotes natural play

Posted by Nick Riley on 28th Mar, 2017 |

Playscape Engineering recently launched a Facebook competition to promote both their services and the opportunities to encourage Naural Play, in school grounds.

Carved wooden mushrooms personalised with branded school names and a mud kitchen work unit were the prizes. The Facebook competition promoted their website throughout the country and was shared by over 400 users of the popular social media platform. Playscape Engineering provide a design and build service for schools and local authorities and bring together natural elements to stimulate play and creativity in children and adults!

‘We decided to launch a competition on Facebook as we believed school teachers and colleagues would be excited by the chance to win some of our carved mushrooms and a mud kitchen work station, the response was amazing’, said Lydia Birtwell of Playscape Engineering.’

We set up our facebook pages in order to expand our online presence. There are so many teachers, teaching assistants, bursars etc. that use Facebook, we thought Facebook would be the best way to show people what we did. Each week we update our facebook followers with what we are up to and previous jobs we have worked on. However, we wanted to reach our target audience – teachers. Therefore, the best way in which to do so was through a facebook competition. We aimed the competition at only people involved in school and got them to

  • Follow our page
  • Like the post
  • Share the post
  • Tag fellow people within the teaching industry

The response was incredible – we had over 400 interactions,’ said Lydia.

Facebook is a popular resource for teachers to share experience and images of school grounds developments and has millions of users throughout the world. Worldwide, there are over 1.86 billion monthly active Facebook users (Facebook MAUs) which is a 17 percent increase year over year. If you were considering advertising using this platform visit

Playscape Engineering manufacture bespoke mud kitchens and can design and install a creative world for your play area, so why not give them a call or check out their web site or brochure for ideas

Other schemes produced by Playscape Engineering include MUGA (Multi use ball courts); Pirate Ships ; Water features and splash pools and thermoplastic markings. A large range of timber trim trails and shelters are also available

The winners of the competition were Lord Street primary School, Colne with two mushrooms  for their entrance garden; Harris Primary School, Fulwood, Preston with two mushrooms for their nature growing garden and St Aidens primary, Northern Moor, Wythenshawe, Manchester with a mud kitchen for their creative world garden.

Lord Street primary School Colne Facebook Competition Winners Playscape Engineering

Mud Kitchen at St Aidens School Wythenshaw Facebook Competition winners