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Blog: Schools

18th December 2019

Playscheme shares its top playground design trends for 2020

Playscheme’s Managing Director Steve Danby shares his view on what type of playground designs we’ll be clambering all over in 2020.

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29th November 2019

An animal farm of wooden playground sculptures

Who doesn't love animals?! Here at Playscheme we’ve developed a collection of timber animal sculptures, perfect to complete a themed play area, school playground or nursery.

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18th September 2019

Why Robinia trim trails are great for kids

Not every play park is made equal in its quality, safety and effectiveness. When it comes to wooden playground equipment for kids, us folk at Playscheme think Robinia timber trim trails outperform other options.

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26th June 2019

Playscheme wins Young People’s Choice York Design Award for Jake’s Treehouse

Playscheme has become the first ever recipient of the Young People’s Choice York Design Award, for designing and creating Jake’s Treehouse.

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20th March 2019

Creating a yurt-inspired outdoor school shelter in Selby

Outdoor learning is a trend we’ve seen a lot of in recent years, so we were delighted work with Longman’s Hill Community Primary School to create them a customised school shelter.

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11th December 2018

Outdoor learning and play space for Bootham Junior School

We transformed the York school’s outdoor learning space for Early Years pupils into an interactive garden and sensory play area.

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21st September 2018

Learning doesn't need to take place indoors!

Bringing the classroom outside for one Cambridgeshire school

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31st July 2018

A fitting tribute to a retiring head teacher!

Lindhead School retiring headteacher gets a surprise send off thanks to Playscheme.

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5th June 2018

Bringing sensory learning to a Cambridge primary school

At Playscheme we tackle all size of project and this design challenged us to the max! Find out more...

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30th January 2018

Outdoor learning comes to Amotherby Primary School

Playscheme has created a new outdoor classroom for pupils at Amotherby Primary School

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24th October 2017

Creating a contemporary shelter for Graham School

With an empty space to fill and no sheltered outdoor area, Graham School contacted Playscheme with plans to transform their empty space into a large courtyard, complete with seating facilities.

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12th October 2017

Sports Premium Funding Now Available!

The start of the new academic year marks the release of the latest Sports Premium funding for your school!

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3rd August 2017

New Adventure Space for Kids Play

We recently completed a project alongside Kids Play Ltd that encompassed every aspect of fun you can imagine, from a Hobbit House to a Fire Escape Walkway.

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12th July 2017

Woodwork with Osbaldwick Primary School

This week we headed to Osbaldwick Primary School to get creative with the children, involving them in an exciting joinery project. They had lots of fun and were so pleased to receive such great feedback from it.

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7th June 2017

School Playground Equipment Ideas

At Playscheme, we believe that we design some of the best school playground equipment on the market; we can also build absolutely anything you'd like, and we mean that!

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26th May 2017

The Best of Playscheme's Timber Play Equipment

We're experts at designing, building and installing timber play equipment and we're not afraid to shout about it. Our play schemes are second to none and we offer a multitude of wooden play apparatus and adventure trails to schools, outdoor leisure parks and visitor attractions - we can do it all!

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5th April 2017

New CNC Machine Takes Play to the Next Level

We believe in investing in ourselves as a business and in our employees. With this in mind, we've just invested in a brand new CNC machine!

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28th March 2017

Creative Carvings

At Playscheme, our in house joiners love to show off their wood carving skills with our range of amazing woodland carvings! But as well as showing our creative talents, these skilfully made sculptures can transform your space and truly bring an outdoor area to life. And if that wasn't enough they can even inspire and empower children's learning and development!

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21st March 2017

Get into Gardening this Spring with Help from Playscheme!

Monday was the first day of Spring and we certainly feel like we're ready for it! As daffodils are starting to sprout up from the soil and the days become longer, it's time to get those green fingers in action and work your magic in the garden!

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14th March 2017

The Success of Funding for Adventure Trails

At Playscheme, we have years of experience working with schools and public play areas and have had great success when it comes to helping them obtain funding for their dream playground projects.

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6th March 2017

How to Spend Your Sugar Tax Funding

The government has recently announced that schools across the UK are set to receive £415 million from a levy on sugary drinks in order to boost a healthier lifestyle. But what does this mean for you and how should you spend it?

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24th February 2017

Forest Schools: At One With Nature

We love creating fun, experiential and immersive spaces for forest schools. The outdoor environment gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world, and what better way to enhance this experience than with a well thought out play scheme that appeals to all the senses?

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14th February 2017

The Play Areas We Love

Roses are red, violets are blue, Playscheme design and install playgrounds just for you!

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3rd February 2017

Get Active in 2017 with Our Outdoor Gym Equipment

It's a new year, and many, if not most of us, have pledged to up our game in the fitness stakes and get more active in 2017.

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13th January 2017

Integrated Play Area for Robin Hood Primary School

Robin Hood Primary School in Wakefield has recently been given the Playscheme touch, with a brand new integrated play area that incorporates three separate zones.

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5th January 2017

Playscheme's Best Installations of 2016

2016 was a good old year for us. Take a look at just some of our best installations of the last 12 months.

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19th December 2016

What Playscheme Can do After Installation

Once we install your new playground, we won't just leave you and never come back, our service exceeds all expectation, with inspection and maintenance available throughout the entire lifespan of your play equipment.

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10th November 2016

Live Life Like a Viking in Our Themed Play Area

We've captured the bravery of Vikings and exhilarating Nordic folklore with our five brand new themed play areas for next year.

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9th November 2016

New Sandpit for Selby Community Primary School

This week, we put smiles on a lot of children's faces when we delivered a brand new sandpit to Selby Community Primary School in North Yorkshire.

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13th October 2016

Brookfields Specialist SEN School

In one of our largest installations this year and one of the most ambitious for sure, we are proud to reveal our work at Brookfields Specialist SEN School in Reading.

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4th October 2016

Exciting Playground Installation for Freemantle

I guess you're all wondering what we have been up to lately? Well, we've been up to so much. Rushed off our feet to say the least! One highlight of the last few months however, is that the Playscheme team have been involved in one of the largest and most exciting installations of the summer! This time at Freemantle C of E Community Academy in Southampton...

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