Our contribution to the community Forest project for the Victoria Avenue School playground aims to encourage children’s care and guardianship of the natural school environment by providing an active outdoor learning and play experience.
As part of the three phases set out by the school, the practice took part in the implementation of the overall playground scheme. The design consisted of connecting the existing playground with an amphitheater, stepping logs and adding additional loose parts to complete the projects connection with other playscapes.
The proposal maximises the natural slope with areas to climb, and the inclusion of native planting and water play unfolds a space for natural discovery and exploration. Phase three of the project addresses bringing the adventure back to the forest by putting in a natural adventure playground – ropes, swings, balance beams as well as a sandpit.