"The Ultimate School Event Makeover – You Won't Believe It!"

Case Study

St. George’s Primary School, York


Discover how we revolutionised a school’s events with an outdoor amphitheatre and stage – bringing creativity and learning outdoors.

See how this construction project showcases the potential of creating outdoor versatile spaces for children and teachers in the education sector.

Section 1: Embracing the Vision

St George’s is a Catholic primary school in York of whom we have had the privilege of working with over many years.   At the core of this project was St George’s vision for an outdoor stage, which aimed to redefine traditional school events. As constructors, we were excited to take on this challenge and be part of the transformation. The importance of versatile outdoor spaces in modern education is undeniable, and this project was an opportunity to make this vision a reality.

Section 2: The Blueprint and Design

Our journey to construct this outdoor amphitheatre and stage started with meticulous planning and design. We collaborated closely with the school to design a 4.8m x 2.4m canopy stage that would serve as the centrepiece of the amphitheatre. Safety was paramount, which led us to select slip-resistant decking, ensuring a secure stage surface.

For comfortable seating, we chose artificial grass to cover the bleachers. It provided not only comfort but also a vibrant, inviting atmosphere. Constructing an amphitheatre that could comfortably seat 30 children was an exciting challenge that we eagerly took on.



Section 3: Overcoming Construction Challenges

Constructing the amphitheatre and stage was not without its hurdles. Unpredictable weather threw us a curveball, but we adapted our construction schedule to ensure the project stayed on track.

At one point, as we were setting up the artificial grass, we encountered some uneven ground. It required additional work to ensure a smooth, level seating area. Challenges like these made the project more rewarding once we saw the final results.

Section 4: The Transformation Unveiled

The transformation from a construction site to a thriving outdoor stage was awe-inspiring. Witnessing the school community’s excitement as the amphitheatre came to life made every challenge worthwhile.

On the school’s media page, the school, parents and children said:

“The children love this space.”

“Absolutely love it!”

“Wonderful, what a lovely idea.”

“It looks amazing!”

The stage is not only becoming a focal point for school events but a catalyst for creativity, learning, and community building.  It provides opportunities to transport classroom lessons to an exciting open-air learning space.

Section 5: Playscheme’s Pride

As a bespoke design and construction company, there’s a unique sense of pride in witnessing the success of this project. The outdoor stage allows the school to host events, plays, and performances that showcases the immense potential of their pupils and this space. The magic of long summer evenings and the joy of taking drama outside are the ultimate rewards.

Section 6: The Path to Success

Our journey in building this outdoor amphitheatre and stage offers valuable lessons:

  1. Planning Pays Off: Comprehensive design, planning and close collaboration with the school were essential for the project’s success.
  2. Adapting to Challenges: Be prepared to adapt and overcome unforeseen obstacles. Weather and unexpected ground conditions are common challenges in outdoor projects.
  3. The Joy of Creation: Witnessing the transformation of an idea into a functional space is immensely satisfying.


Constructing the outdoor amphitheatre and stage was a labour of love and a journey filled with excitement. It is a story of how a bespoke design & construction can contribute to revolutionizing school events and creating versatile outdoor spaces for students and teachers.

Call to Action

If you’re a school or institution planning a similar project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to share our construction experience, offer guidance, and help you embark on your journey to transform school events through outdoor amphitheatres and stages. The possibilities are endless, and we’re here to help you build your vision.