A school’s outdoor environment is just as important as its classrooms and buildings. And just as the layout and design of a classroom needs careful planning, so does a school’s outside space.
Ideally, a design for a school outside space needs to be aesthetically pleasing, highly accessible and cater for children of all ages and abilities. It needs to provide challenges and managed risk yet be safe and free of hazards and provide plenty of room for active play alongside stimulating children’s creativity and imagination.
Nowadays, schools are increasingly looking to bring the classroom outdoors in new and innovative ways by commissioning special outdoor classrooms using creative seating arrangements, making the most of any available shade and planning zones to facilitate new ways of learning.
Ross Solution Projects have extensive experience of working with schools and educational establishments; working with them to transform initial concepts and ideas on paper to safe and inspiring hard and soft landscapes on which children can learn, play and explore.