A NEW play area built at a school in Radcliffe is shaping the way its pupils can learn.

Radcliffe Hall C of E Methodist Primary School, in Bury Street, now boasts a large outdoor space after work carried out by leading play industry company, Playforce.

The company designs playgrounds for schools and then tailors them to suits their individual needs.

The school’s new play area includes a woodland cabin and play hut which is designed to inspire imaginative play along with mark-making boards which encourage learning and discovery.

There are also more innovative additions, such as the Worm World Discovery station, solar powered stop clock, water play basins, a weather station and large planting area.

A spokesperson for the school, said: “The play area is perfect. The design met all our specifications and the installation was trouble free. We are very pleased.”

Staff at the school have been wanting to develop a new play area for several years so when a small strip of grass became available after a new building extension was built, they jumped at the opportunity.

Playforce consultant, Lizzy Sayers, who worked on the project to create the schools’ dream play area, said: “Like most schools Radcliffe Hall had big plans but a limited budget, so Playforce’s funding option provided an excellent opportunity for the school to complete their dream play area in one go.

“By choosing our finance option, they didn’t have to phase the development over a number of years as originally planned.

“Instead they could reduce disruption, increase the positive impact on the children immediately, and achieve better value for money by completing the project in one installation.”

For more information about the work that Playforce do, visit www.playforce.co.uk/home