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Westende Junior School

Wokingham, Berkshire
Suitability:
KS1
KS2
Project Descriptions

Location: Wokingham, Berkshire

Project Value: £115,000

Age Range: 5-11

INTRODUCTION

Westende Junior School is in the market town of Wokingham in Berkshire.

The school’s vision is to inspire children through creativity, challenge, and confidence. They provide a nurturing, inspiring and inclusive learning environment to develop happy, confident children.

 

GOALS

The existing main play area was barked with a long trim trail down the centre, it was a space that was not being used to its full potential.

The school wanted a play space that was engaging and challenging for a range of ages and abilities, whilst also offering a space for several children to use at any one time.

The school also had 2 separate spaces that needed to be updated into outdoor learning zones; providing a quiet space for children during breaktimes and shade & shelter throughout the year.

 

THE DESIGN PROCESS

The local play consultant Paul met with the School Business Manager to discuss plans for all three areas and provide further ideas on how best to use the spaces. A design was created and presented to the school along with their quotation.

After some minor adjustment to the design and quotation Fawns were selected as the preferred suppliers for the project; Fawns effectively demonstrated the most engagement and challenge in the space provided whilst also offering a solution for the outdoor learning areas.

 

COMPLETED PROJECT

 

PlaygroundPhysical Development AreaLunar MoundQuiet Area
Pro Basketball UnitDrop Rope Traverse 2100Space Frame – Galaxy5m x 3.4m Lean to Shelter
 Hummock HillClatter Bridge 2100Duralawn Surfacing
Tarmac AreaH Rope Crossing 2100Pick Up Sticks 11
Outdoor ClassroomRope Crossing BridgeDurabond Surfacing 
Bespoke WhiteboardRoll Over Bars

 

Line Markings will also be completed later in the year in the drier weather.

 

KEY RESULTS

  • Provides challenge for a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • More choice of equipment to pick from that can be used all year round.
  • New outdoor learning area created.
  • Shade & Shelter provided.

 

FEEDBACK FROM THE CUSTOMER

“Thank you to Fawns for a fabulous transformation of our playground.  Paul, our designer, really listened to the brief and has delivered a play area that is both fun and challenging for the children.  The contractors were a pleasure to have on site.  Our playground has been given a new lease of life and we are all trilled with the final results.”

C. Churchill – School Business Manager

 

FEEDBACK FROM THE CHILDREN

“Really fun with plenty of equipment and lots to do. I also love the fact that it is very colourful and well-designed”.

“It’s the best!”

“Lots of good quality equipment, very colourful and I really like it”.

 

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