Our Dream Playground
The aim was to create an inspiring place to play with colourful and safe flooring, grow-your-own nature area, climbing equipment, outdoor learning and multi-sports pitch. An amazing playground that gives Wendell Primary School the ‘wow’ factor, will inspire children to play and learn outside. Whether they’re into nature, sports or just enjoying the fresh air, the new improved playground will affect every single child at the school.
We will hope to include some of these ideas:
Growing / nature - forest area, bamboos; big planter, trees, greenery, flowers; chicken coup; wormery; collecting rainwater; solar panel; weather station; geodesic greenhouse; use flat roof - library as growing area; green roof on shelters; climbing plants on walls; gardening corner
Sports & Games - racing track; multi sports; raised seating for spectators; swimming pool; climbing frame / wall; new play trail, new spaces; balancing; giant games /traditional games on floor eg chess board; slide; swing; roundabout; rustic low level play area; big play area with coloured soft floor; flooring for gymnastics
Play - water fountains / pond; water slide; pond & stepping stones; sand; blackboard walls – with chalks! Hoops; free running area; see through tunnel; dinosaur cave; trampoline; friendship seats; tree houses for sitting & talking
Wow factor - very tall sign saying 'Wendell'; outdoor classroom; amphitheatre; hills / Sloping hills; skate park; tunnels in the sky; tunnel to park; zip wire / zip wire to park; colour; murals; green area, red area, blue area, yellow; rainbow colours on the floor
To kick-start this ambitious project, a number of fundraising activities have got under way:
Cake Sales monthly
School events such as winter and summer fairs
Funding from public sources, trust/foundations and private sponsors
This website will be updated with the latest information on fundraising and events, and further updates will be published in the school’s weekly newsletter and at the monthly cake sales.
Wendell Park School Playground next phase and see visuals/plans below.