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Learning through play

A new adventure-filled playground has opened at Shaw Wood Primary School in Doncaster. Design and build specialist, Newby Leisure, has transformed what was an area with tarmac and line markings into a fun playground for children to play and learn outdoors. Within the space there are multiple freestanding resources that allow children to engage in all kinds of activities, from water, sand, and role play to physical activity. And, with a variety of timber play resources, teachers can now incorporate these into the school curriculum and allow pupils to learn through play. Sectioned into different areas using artificial grass, this will help the children to keep each play genre within their sectioned area. As well as surfacing and resources, the design team also added a nash shelter, generating an indoor/outdoor play area, and making it a suitable space whatever the weather. The polycarbonate shelter allows natural sunlight to shine through, while protecting the children from harmful UV rays.

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