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Our latest outdoor classroom – The Earth Pod

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by Alex Stone No Comments

Red Monkey Play have a wide range of wooden outdoor classrooms; however, they have now added their latest version the “Earth Pod”. The outdoor classroom has been inspired by working with schools and nurseries and has a distinct fantasy appeal with large round front doors and round double-glazed window to ensure it is bathed in light.

Crafted from high quality timber the environment created is conducive to learning and really engages children and teachers with both very keen to use it at any opportunity. Natural, earthy and eco themes run throughout the outdoor classroom which is handmade in the Red Monkey factory using sustainable timbers and materials – the outdoor classroom is immersed in light and fully insulated. The “Earth Pod” can be used throughout the year as it retains heat in hotter months, is fully waterproof in winter, yet fresh and cool during summer.

The quirky and appealing design has proven to engage with children offering them something different to their normal learning environment, the ‘pod’ also helps retain children’s interest and concentration in lessons and discussions.

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The Earth Pod, Learning Outdoors, Fun Classroom

Measuring 4m long and 2.5m wide there’s plenty of space for both children and teachers. The outdoor classroom lends itself to a wide range of internal designs – it can be fitted with bench seating, a relaxing reading room or desks and chairs can be added for one-to-one or small group lessons.

As standard, the Earth Pod is finished with a natural wooden exterior, however there is an option to upgrade this to an artificial grass covering. This further increases the fantasy look and appeal which also creates a great sensory texture and with the additional electrics package (which can be added) the ‘pod’ creates the ideal sensory learning area.

Dwayne Toon, Headteacher at Rolleston Primary School said, “we absolutely love our “Earth Pod” outdoor classrooms, the first has proved such a success that we have already added a second to serve as a sensory room to be used by children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) requirements. The individual fantasy design engages children and teachers alike and we are now working with Red Monkey on an internal version because we have found children concentrate and learn much better in this different environment”.

The “Earth Pod” is competitively priced at £6895 + vat and is a very cost-effective option for increasing learning space in schools, many of which are desperate to find additional space rather than using cloakrooms and corridors.

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Stunning Aerial View of Primary School Playground Installation

Posted on: October 15th, 2017 by simon winfield No Comments

Stunning Aerial Video of Primary School Playground Installation from Red Monkey. Playground Installation featuring a multi-challenge Adventure Climbing frame, football goals and activity boards, outdoor classroom, play stage, artificial grass and sensory surfacing and fabulous Playground markings.

The installation is located at Forest Lodge Primary School in Leicester and we used a drone to capture the quality of the playground installation so that you can see the wide range and quality of Red Monkey Playground installations. To find out what the Head Teacher had to say visit our case study

When planning a playground for Primary School children it is vital to have a range of areas to accommodate the needs and learning requirements of all children. In this Aerial View of Primary School Playground Installation  we created an active area with lots of playground markings to help children develop strength and fitness along with motor skills which is adjacent to a real active area incorporating metal “goals” and activity boards which also incorporate Basketball hoops developing a MUGA (Multi use game area) a great feature to keep lots of children active and also provides an area for sports so you could consider incorporating this within your playground as part of you Government PE and Sports Funding progressing through the playground we have an outstanding feature of the adventure Climbing Frame tower which incorporates so many activities that it will keep a whole class of children occupied for hours and also meet the needs of developing fitness and motor skills.

As you will then see from our Aerial View of Primary School Playground Installation we have an outdoor classroom providing an ideal location for outdoor learning and encouraging children to become involved in the environment. For those budding actors and “pop stars” we have included a “stage” encouraging children to become creative and interact with their colleagues alongside which we have a range of outdoor musical instruments to provide the musical accompaniment.

To find out how Red Monkey can help you develop your Playground call our friendly Customer Service Team on 0116 3669922 and arrange your free consultation.