Our latest addition to Longshaw infant play area has been the creation of an outdoor theatre. A 3-tiered sleeper amphitheater provides seating for a class of 35 children within an enclosed space to watch the performance. The back drop to the theatre is a bespoke design featuring a selection of children in a variety of happy poses. This colourful backdrop also provides a permanent splash of colour in a corner of the school playground. The scheme forms part of a playground revamp which includes a Pirate Ship, a growing area, a mini ball court and a Forest School. Our designer, Nick Riley, created a series of zones within the play area that would be educational, fun and creative.
“Outdoor play is an essential part of a childs’ development. Fresh air helps build the immune system, activity helps keep children fit and adventure stimulates their mind – all essential in todays world of tablets and electronic screens.”
Sophie, a 7 year old pupil at the Longshaw, said that playing on the Pirate Ship was “The Best Day of my Life!”
The headteacher was key to the design of this play area and is thrilled with the end result! “The flag on the Pirate Ship Mast with our school logo really was the icing on the cake. Playscape Engineering did a great job!”