Ian Wood

Playground Consultant

Sport and physical activity have played an influential role in my life and I have carried this passion throughout my career which started off in sports coaching, progressing onto teaching in primary schools initially as an EYFS teacher.

I immediately developed the drive and passion to challenge children in all aspects of the curriculum focusing on developing children’s natural curiosity and passion to learn, building their resilience, independence and challenging them to overcome their fears to achieve their maximum potential and promote a love of physical activity.

The benefits of outdoor learning in primary schools have no boundaries and it has such a beneficial impact on children’s education and lifestyles in and outside of school.

I am delighted to be apart of an exciting team with such a huge reputation as Pentagon has in being the driving force in developing physically and mentally challenging dynamic playgrounds.

I am passionate about creating and designing playgrounds that not only challenge children's physical ability but also to challenge them mentally by engaging their wonderful imaginations through the creation of wonderful environments that can be used through all areas of the curriculum from Numeracy and Physical literacy to expressive arts and design and knowledge and understanding of the world.

I believe that life should be an adventure, I adore travelling the world and engrossing myself in other cultures around the world, life is a wonderful journey and should be enjoyed as much as possible in the same way the education should be.

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