The children love it and we've even set up a gardening club tasked with developing the area further and maintaining it. We'd like to thank Pentagon for installing this fantastic addition to our playground and for providing oxygenated plants and fish for the pond. The next steps for the gardening club, is to plant vegetables in one corner and a 'minibeast' hotel in the other
Jeremy Hughes - West Town lane Academy, Bristol
With the lottery and PTA funding, we were lucky enough to get Pentagon who have really helped us positively transform our EYFS outdoor provision. It’s a well thought out space which is accessible all year round. It covers the 3 prime and 4 specific areas of learning and encourages child initiated play and learning…we are very pleased and will be happy to recommend and refer you
Clare South - Long Marston VA C of E Primary School, London
We are delighted with our new outdoor lab. It has exceeded our expectations and we are devising new opportunities for outdoor learning every week
Diane Hunt - Heage Primary School, Derbyshire
It has transformed our Early Years Area. I will be inviting other local schools to see our fantastic development.
Louise Parker - Park Primary School, Wirral
We’re really, really happy with the structure. It’s really helping with 'moving and handling' in regards to our curriculum. It also separates areas for children to learn in as well so we’ve got little caves where children can do weaving or they can do writing at the top as well. We find the children are also really responsible with it as well. The thing that’s really nice about it, is the fact it doesn’t overpower our playground, so the children still choose other learning as well as the Tree House which is really great for us as we can build our learning around it. It is very sympathetic to the surroundings
Mr Arnold - St Peter's Primary School, Bristol
The children just LOVE it now, we are finding it hard for them to want to come inside!’ ‘The bespoke castle is such a hit with all the children, even the youngest children can find a way up onto the top platforms...we keep them off the more challenging bits as they can grow into using these once they get older.
The whole space has just encouraged the staff to be creative and think about how they can plan a lesson around using X outside…we have spent a lot of time setting up a ‘welcome to your new area’ for children who are starting with us and new to the area, this really helps us with our baseline assessments
Jackie Garner - Harbinger Primary School, London
We now have learning opportunities that were not there before such as: Investigative Learning, Physical Play and Creative Play. Health and safety is paramount within the school and Andy understood this very well. The level of communication with the guys on site was great and very much appreciated on our part. They would let us know exactly what was going on which helped our teaching staff plan activities and lessons. Nothing would have been differently - if anything, I may have started our leveling of our other playground sooner.
Paul King - Green Lane Special School, Warrington
The team throughout the designing, planning, phone conversations and installation are very professional and listen to any minor amendments that you want. It was great to work with a playground company that was very accommodating with us and with our care taker. We were supported throughout the process and felt that we were fully involved within the design and planning. Prior to the project the school was lacking imaginative spaces to fully include all children during play. The children now have a safe imaginative environment where teachers and support staff can facilitate the play needs of a diverse range of children. I don’t think there is anything that we would change if we were to do it again
Val Holworth - Fox Wood Special School, Warrington
Thank you to Pentagon for kindly helping out with our soft play area in our Foundation Stage. Your help is very much appreciated.
Susan Lawless - Antrobus St Mark's C of E primary School, Northwich
Thank you Pentagon Play for helping us to create this fantastic space for our children.