Hannah More Primary School

The Beach

The large beach was created with play sand, boulders and seaside planting surrounded by a groyne wall.

The Beach
Shanty Shed

Dry river bed

We like to include running water in our designs, a dry river bed is perfect in any weather conditions. We build a reservoir that can be filled from a hose pipe, children pump the water into the river bed using a hand pump set by the reservoir.

Dry river bed in school water play area

Shanty Shed

Built from half a fishing boat, the shanty shed can be used for anything from a den to a serving hatch for school events. There is a fully working sink inside and worktops.

Shanty Shed
Lucky Lady

Changing Room

The access to the main playground is through the back of one of the two Beach Huts which acts as a changing room for outdoor clothing.


Reception Playground

Tucked under the existing canopy we have built a new sand pit, mud kitchen, loose parts storage, upper level walkway and crawling tunnel.

Designed to fit under the existing canopy
Sand Pit
Water troughs
water troughs

Planter seats

We replaced the existing metal fence with a bespoke timber one giving a larger space and covered some of the tarmac with decking to soften ground underfoot and reduce the noise level.


Reading Room

A Beach Hut has been fitted out as a quiet space for play, reading and small group work.

Reading Room