Social spaces

Providing multiple social spaces around the school grounds is really important for all users. Not only do they provide a space for comfort and relaxation but also a place to retreat, have a quiet conversation and for social play.

illustration of a person sitting aloneCreating these spaces can be really simple and do not need to be standard picnic benches. We’ve seen some wonderful examples in our school playgrounds of:

  • story circles made of logs
  • wendy houses / huts
  • a bench hidden away beneath the trees
  • a hideaway hole in a hedge or under a tree

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