Sep 22, 2009 New Products
Pendlewood Ltd has just completed one of its most epic and adventurous play structures to date and the lucky beneficiaries are the children at a Merseyside Primary School.
The Lancashire based company ensured that pupils at Forefield Junior School got the surprise of their lives upon their return from the summer holidays, as during the time off a huge, magical play area based on a ship had been installed on their playground!
The HMS Bounty, as it has been named, is a truly gigantic play design that is crammed with challenges and features that will test the pupils physically and stimulate them mentally. These obstacles are of varying and adaptable degrees of difficulty so that regardless of age or ability all the children will find something to ‘float their boat’.
There was an official opening ceremony to celebrate the installation and Forefield Headteacher Ron Naylor was thrilled with the huge ship.
He beamed: “We really enjoyed working alongside Pendlewood on the HMS Bounty and the result is a play structure way beyond our wildest dreams. Playtime has never been this much fun for the pupils… or so easy for the staff!”
The many recreational activities on the ship include a climbing pole, a cargo net and a crawl tunnel. There is also a ‘Captain’ s Cabin’, which gives the children the chance to indulge in role play as it has a driving area complete with a steering wheel. There is seating and a canopy up here too, giving the youngsters a place to catch their breath, in between bouts of activity, as well as acting as a handy outdoor teaching area.
The educational benefits don’t stop here as there are chalkboards, curved mirrors and a colourful softplay surface, which has an interesting ocean and beach design. Sea related sculptures including a shark and an alligator were also included in the project.
Pendlewood Managing Director Alan Pendlewood spoke about the huge amount of work that went into this groundbreaking structure. He remarked: “This required a lot of hard work from everyone concerned. So I’d like to say well done to everybody involved in the project, from the design team to the joiners to the installation team. The end product was even better than we envisaged and the staff and children at Forefield are ecstatic with it – seeing the smiles and gasps of surprise on open day made it all worthwhile!”