The school’s vision motto is to unlock potential with the keys of love, respect and friendship!  In April 2021, St Peter’s RC Primary contacted ESP Play because they wanted make some improvements to their main playground.

School: St Peter’s RC Primary

Location: St Peter's Road, Newchurch, Rossendale

The brief

The school had a budget of 6-8k to make some small improvements to enhance the current area. They wanted to remove and replace the existing climbing wall and existing goals as well as removing their existing cricket boards because they no longer use them. The location of their existing ball catcher was creating an issue because it had been installed in the middle of the playground so they asked us to relocate it. Finally, they wanted to add to the existing markings and create an activity trail so that the children could do the daily mile.

The project

The project started with a free consultation at the school to discuss the requirement’s, take photos of the current space and carry out a survey of the area. ESP Play then created an initial design and quotation for the school ensuring it was within the 8k budget. We suggested they replace their current singled sided climbing wall with our double-sided traverse wall to allow more children to use it at one time. We replaced their existing goals with our recessed multi goal units that feature both football and basketball goals. The school already had our famous 5 Multi Skills markings, therefore we were able to utilise the existing nine square grid in the new daily mile activity marking to keep costs down for the school. The school ultimately decided to carry out the removals themselves so that they could spend more on the new equipment.

The outcome

Take a look at the before and after photo’s below. With some subtle changes and additions, the area has been enhanced and all for only £7,000! The school were really pleased with the works carried out and the service they received from ESP Play. They said the staff and children love them and they have made such a difference. They also said they would certainly use us again and would recommend us to other schools.

If you would like to a design and quotation for your school playground, please get in touch, we would love to help you.