The space previously was laid to grass and over the winter months was unusable due to it becoming extremely wet and muddy. However in the summer months, it was the only area in the school where pupils could shelter from the hot sun. Therefore although useful, we weren’t able to use this area imaginatively and pupils were limited to bringing small outdoor toys to the area which brought its own challenges. The adventure play area now serves all the pupils and they have clearly really loved using and exploring all the equipment.
Grove Park School, East Sussex
We appreciate all the hard work its took to install our new gazebo. It is of excellent quality and Stuart and Jason did a very professional job. We will definitely recommend Pentagon Play in the future!
Angela Msumba - Heart Preschool, Nottingham
We are delighted with our new playground and really excited about the children being able to use it
Karen Smith – Headlands Primary School, Northamptonshire
We are more than happy with the service we have received, very impressed with the installation and how it was managed but also the customer service too. We would definitely recommend Pentagon to other schools locally and in our MAT.
Samantha Barlow – St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, Suffolk
We are quite an outdoorsy school with extensive grounds and even in non-covid times, we wanted a facility where children can be outside in all weathers whether that’s at lunchtimes, to read, use as a library or as an intervention space. We also wanted somewhere where we could literally bring the children’s learning outdoors as we have a pond, an allotment and this seemed like a natural next step where children could go and do their work afterwards. With the addition of the benches, it also makes it feel like a real outdoor classroom and is multi-use which we are really happy with.
Chris Jackson – Avonwood Primary School, Dorset
The installation went really well, so professional considering even during covid times and they did everything immaculately. We were so pleased with the outcome and we were all very impressed that the gazebo was built on-site as sometimes you expect things to arrive already done and they were a very skilled team
Chris Jackson – Avonwood Primary School, Dorset
The new outdoor playground has made such a difference to our nursery. The children’s physical development has greatly improved in such a short amount of time. Our children are really happy to be outside in all weathers. The playground has changed everything for our nursery and we are so grateful for everything.
Beth Ireland – The Lancaster School, Lincolnshire
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
The main objectives we wanted to achieve with the playground development was to create a space where children can play safely, could be active and could have a variety of experiences that they don't get outside of school. The development of a trim trail and exercise equipment ensured that all of these objectives were met, it has also ensured that children have a healthy and active lifestyle. It is a joy to watch how excited the children become when they are playing on the equipment. This area has also enabled the children to develop their social skills in terms of their ability to take turns, support each other, encourage and motivate each other to take risks and be more active. Working with Pentagon Play has been fantastic; they were nothing but professional and helpful. They were able to advise us on the best use of the land we have and the completed project is absolutely amazing!
Jenny Campbell - Westminster Primary Academy and Children’s Centre, Blackpool
I like the air skier because I stand on it with my friends and it makes me feel like I'm dancing. It makes me feel happy because I can exercise and talk to my friends at the same time