Enhancing the Outdoor educational experience at All Saints C of E Primary School.

Case Study

All Saints C of E, Harrogate

All Saints Church of England Primary School, located in the village of Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate, collaborated with us to transform their outdoor space into a versatile, relaxing, and enjoyable seating area for their pupils. The objective was to create a safe and fun environment, conducive to outdoor lessons, nature appreciation, and interactive learning.

Design and Implementation:

We approached the project with meticulous design to address these challenges and deliver an inviting and multifunctional outdoor space:

  1. Ball-Stop Fencing: To ensure a safe and secure environment, Playscheme installed ball-stop fencing to separate the seating area from the adjacent football field. This barrier safeguards children from football-related accidents.
  2. Robinia Seating and Planters: Comfortable Robinia wood seating and planters were introduced to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. These natural elements encourage interaction with the environment and provide seating for outdoor lessons.
  3. Potting Table: A potting table was incorporated into the design to offer students a dedicated space for gardening activities and hands-on learning about plants, fostering a connection with nature.
  4. Outdoor Gazebo Classroom: A gazebo-style classroom structure was designed and constructed, featuring bench seating for students. This space included whiteboard and chalkboard surfaces, allowing teachers to conduct lessons outdoors and engage students in dynamic and interactive learning.
  5. Concrete Paving: To ensure year-round use and low maintenance, concrete paving was installed. This durable material is easy to clean and can withstand the demands of daily use.
  6. Storage Shed: To meet the storage needs of the school, a storage shed with shelving was added. This provided a secure place to store educational materials and equipment, keeping them organized and readily accessible.


The transformation of the outdoor seating area at All Saints C of E Primary School has had a profound and positive impact. Key outcomes include:

  • Safety and Security: The ball-stop fencing ensures a secure area for children to enjoy without concerns about football-related accidents.
  • Nature Integration: The use of Robinia wood, planters, and the potting table encourages students to appreciate and interact with the natural world.
  • Interactive Learning: The outdoor gazebo classroom with whiteboard and chalkboard surfaces has fostered interactive learning, allowing teachers to conduct lessons outdoors and actively engage students.
  • Durability and Low Maintenance: The concrete paving ensures that the space is easy to maintain and can be used year-round without deterioration.
  • Storage Solution: The addition of a storage shed with shelving provides a secure and organized space for educational materials and equipment.