Woolgrove School

The brief

The Red Monkey team met Woolgrove School’s Headteacher, Susan Selley, at the Academies Show in London. Susan was inspired to go ahead with an installation of some new, fantastic equipment to fill an empty space in the school’s current playground.

The result

Based on Susan’s ideas, Red Monkey created a stimulating, swash-buckling mini pirate ship for Woolgrove’s school children, complete with a wobbly bridge off the side and a sunshade canopy over the top. The ship was designed to capture the children’s imagination, whilst encouraging them to get active and explore their surroundings.


We were highly delighted with the installation of the pirate ship for the infants. The team were efficient, and were very sensitive to the needs of our special school children, who are now happily enjoying their new equipment and think it’s wonderful!”

Susan Selley - Headteacher at Woolgrove