The Kids Write the Rules!

Press Release   •   Sep 28, 2010 15:52 BST

An exciting competition for schools and school-children across the UK has just been launched by Playforce and Viking Direct.  Playforce design and build playgrounds for schools in the UK and Viking Direct are one of the largest suppliers of school stationery.

The competition is giving the opportunity for primary school children to design their own learning and playing environment. They can work individually or in groups and teachers are allowed to get involved to create a class project. And schools can send in as many designs as they like. After an expert judging panel review all the designs the winning school will win a state-of the-art brand new playground worth a staggering £25,000! There will actually be two winning schools, one chosen in the Republic of Ireland and one in the UK.

Even from a very early age it is imperative that children have a stimulating and safe environment in which to let their imaginations grow and this competition gives them the opportunity to let them put their opinions across and think hard about what sort of a playground they would like.

Playforce have found it incredibly refreshing to find out directly from schoolchildren what they want from their playground. This practice has resulted in the modern-day playgrounds we see today, with the most cutting-edge environments including playground musical instruments, play dens and even a playground stage to encourage role-playing and develop the imagination.

The competition launched on the 31st August 2010 and will close on the 31st March 2010. To enter, you will need to register and download the entry and design sheet.

If you would like to find out more please visit the Playforce website:

Making Playtime Fun is the core principle Playforce keep in mind throughout the rigorous playground design process, striving to provide schools with the best possible outdoor playground. As the UK’s premier playground equipment supplier, the Playforce team are able to creatively translate school’s ideas into playground environments that children will love for years to come. Playforce provide safe, secure and robust school playground equipment that conforms to all Health and Safety regulation.

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