The schoolyard is the school's calling card and reflects what the school stands for. The school shows what it represents through the schoolyard. A beautiful, well-maintained and stimulating playground is attractive and exudes quality and care. With proper schoolyard layout, you turn your schoolyard into an extension of the classroom. Our designs are in line with the vision that the school wants to convey.
Multifunctional role of the schoolyard
More and more often, a schoolyard plays a multifunctional and social role in a neighborhood. The schoolyard is more and more open and serves as a central place for the neighborhood and a playground for education. Large schools and children's centers, where childcare and primary education are facilitated. Multifunctional neighborhood centers with a central square, where different target groups gather and housing, for example, the library, community center, nurseries and primary education. All examples of the changing role of the schoolyard. Our designs follow these trends and developments and we adapt them to the wishes and needs of the different users of the room.
Not every child is the same
Setting up a school playground is more than just installing playground equipment or installing playground games. The assumption that a square should be practical, tiled and plenty of room to run and romp is outdated. This is certainly a nice place for some of the children to let off steam, but not every child will be happy with this. There are children who prefer to chat and play in groups, dreamy types who want to withdraw a bit and children who want to roll up their sleeves and build, play and be constructive with materials. When making an inventory of wishes and designing schoolyards, we keep those four types of people (Energizers, Structure seekers, Builders and Observers) in mind. We also take into account the different age categories (lower, middle and upper years), wishes for education on the square and the necessary play values in the playground equipment and play grounds that are placed. Not every schoolyard is the same, just as not every child is the same.
From a tiled square to a schoolyard where children can play, chill, hide and/ or work in the vegetable garden. The schoolyard of the Dr. H. Bavinckschool in Dordrecht (NL) was overhauled. Their renewed schoolyard is dordrecht's first green-blue schoolyard!