Monday, February 07, 2011

"Urban Jungle" in a UK School

I have seen a lot of school greening, learning garden, and playground projects. But, the design and intentions of this one caught my eye. The simplicity of the structures is great. They used land form and vegetation to create extra interest.

The Basics:
School: Merrylee Primary School UK
Importance: First School in Scottland with a Natural Play Area
Cost: about $150,000
Theme: Looked like animal houses; hedgehog's log and fox's den are among the areas of interest.
Partners: Headteacher, the Parent Council, staff, parents, forestry commission and pupils.

The Design: I really like the graphics! This was put together by a local landscape architect and parent of a student at Merry Lee Primary, Felicity Steers.

I thought it was interesting how animal themes pull through this play area. See my other posts on animal themed play areas. Animal activities and homes are a fun way to get kids engaged moving and thinking about places more creatively.

The Details:

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You can find more information and updates on the project here. Does anyone have a natural school playground near them? I would be interested to hear about it.

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