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Playground Equipment For Key Stage 2
As Key Stage 2 learners progress and become more and more mature, they need to have access to an outdoor learning environment that still pushes them to achieve more.
At this stage in their development, children have identified certain strengths and weaknesses that they have and our innovative playground designs can help children develop their strengths further and help rectify their weaknesses. For instance, our Multi-Use-games-Area (MUGA) will give children the platform to practice a sport that they are naturally gifted at and a Wildlife Area can be used to introduce children to concepts such as PH levels which will help prepare them for topics in secondary school.
From the initial meeting with Rachel to discuss potential plans, and her subsequent visits to make sure our projects were exactly what we needed, we felt fully supported. Rachel had some lovely ideas which have worked out really well and the children and staff love them. What was an unused bit of the field has become a well-used all weather football pitch, and what was a muddy seating area has become an all-weather area with lovely benches and a super gazebo which can be used for somewhere quiet to sit, or an outdoor classroom... during the first few weeks of the autumn term it was also used as a meeting room on one occasion, versatility at its best! The installation was trouble free and we had constant communication from both the contractors on site and the wider team at Pentagon. I would thoroughly recommend them.Tina Button – The Wyvern School, Kent
FantasticN Harris - Goldington Green Academy, Bedfordshire
As part of the school council, I had the responsibility of asking other pupils what they would like on our playground. I am really happy that they choose the outdoor gym and trim trail. It makes us feel proud and happy because I can exercise as well as have fun. I also really enjoy playing games with my friends on the trim trailPupil - Westminster Primary Academy and Children’s Centre, Blackpool
The main objectives when developing the playground was to encourage physical activity in a fun and engaging way. The fantastic variety of equipment provides physical challenges that develop balance, hand to eye coordination, climbing confidence, upper and lower body strength, core stability and gross motor skills, but more than this it aids the development of a vivid and creative imagination within our children. New and wonderful games have been invented since the installation of the outdoor gym and trim trail and it is great to see the children work together to come up with rules and strategies for these games. I have even heard children talking about push and pull forces when on some of the gym equipment, showing that they are able to apply their knowledge to the outside world. Working with Pentagon Play has been a pleasant experience. Despite difficulties with lockdown in March Pentagon Play did everything they could to ensure we could have our playground installed and ready for use before the children came back. It was an amazing surprise for the pupils. Communication has always been clear and speedy. I would definitely recommend Pentagon Play to other schools.Kim Leathley – Westminster Primary Academy and Children’s Centre, Blackpool
Thank you all so much. It is looking fantastic and will look even better once the Class Teacher puts the furniture in its final position. Such a professional service right through the whole process. We look forward to our next project.
Abby Bassett - Windmill Hill Academy, Cornwall
From the beginning to the end we have been impressed with the efficiency and enthusiasm given to this project. Our school has needed an uplift for some time and this has been a perfect project for our children and community. The installation was easy, the builders were brilliant, they were so friendly and accommodating. We are so pleased that we did this as the impact on our school has been huge. The children love playing on it and love using it for their learning. They have found new ways to use the imagination station and have even used it as a den! We look forward to working with you againSarah Branchett - Ixworth Primary School, Suffolk