Why did you want to develop your playground?
We wanted to develop our playground in order to enhance our pupil’s experiences of outdoor play and exploration. Being a school that has pupils with such complex needs, we needed our designs to offer a unique experience to each child. Outdoor play is viewed by everyone at Calthorpe as an integral part of our pupils’ entitlement to an education. We wanted to represent this within our playground.
What were the key elements that made Playforce stand out from other providers?
Calthorpe Special School has used Playforce before and we were already very happy with the products that we had purchased. Playforce offers the most appropriate equipment for our pupils. For example, we knew that we wanted to build a musical trail for the children and this was something that Playforce was able to offer.