Carlton Junior & Infant School
Early Years Playground
About – Carlton Junior and infant school had an early years playground that required a refresh. The old sandpit was washing out over the playground, the tarmac was breaking away and becoming a health and safety risk, there was an unsafe canopy attached to the wall and some artificial grass that was well past its best. Geckops were contracted to design and supply a playground concept to make good these and bring an exciting and safe place for the children.
We designed and built a bespoke viking ship with an internal enclosed sand pit with lid. The artificial grass was removed and we replaced this with a full new hard wearing lawn including concrete edging. The children use this are for all kinds of play and building. A raised sleeper area topped with artificial grass was turned into a turfed area for den building. A brick planter was stripped, dug out and re soiled to create a digging area, essential for the pupils curriculum. Finally we removed the dangerous canopy and then pulled all the tarmac up and replaced it with fresh, keeping the original water play stream.