Phase One of our Adventure Playground to Commence over Half Term
King’s Hall is about to experience an exciting make-over next week.
Over the half term holiday, the garden to the side of the School Library will begin its transformation into an adventure playground where the first additions popping up are a lookout tower, crow’s nest deck, swings and traversing ropes.
Led by Julian Mack, Director of Development for King’s Schools, phase one of this project will be completed while the children are on holiday so there should be a few ‘oohs and ahhs’ as they return.
Having involved the children in the initial design stages, their ‘wish list’ was then formulated into a project plan with playground equipment suppliers, Earth Wrights Ltd from Dartington.
A video of the children taken during the planning stages can be found here: http://www.kingshalltaunton.co.uk/kings-hall-adventure-playground
The launch of this project has been made possible through the generosity of several families at King’s Hall and we look forward to the power of collective philanthropy making phases two and three a future reality.
Commenting on this new development, Julian Mack said: “Talking to the Pyrland Pelicans (old boys and girls of King’s Hall) as they are affectionately known, it emerged that in the past this area was traditionally given over to tree-based fun with climbing, swinging and sliding very much the order of the day. Working closely with the children, we are setting out to restore the sense of fun and adventure to this part of the School. We hope the children will come to love the new space.”
Further transformations are in store for the school’s Reception classrooms. Completion of the works is expected by Easter 2019. Staff and pupils are thrilled at the prospect of new classroom spaces and will be waiting patiently, but with much anticipation as the works get underway. The school will be releasing information across its social media channels to keep parents and friends updated with news of the enhancements as they take place.