9th April 1999





Pupils at a Hull primary school are to get a new playground and outdoor classroom thanks to students from the Hull School of Architecture.


Eight landscape design students spent six months working with year six pupils and staff at Cleeve Primary School in Bransholme to plan and design the new facilities.


The project was set up through the Education and Business Partnership with the help of Hull City Council and culminated in a presentation by pupils and students at the Hull School of Architecture.


Steve Graham, the headteacher of Cleeve School, was enthusiastic about the impact the project has had on his pupils. “It’s been absolutely delightful,” he said. “The partnership between our school and the Hull School of Architecture has been an extremely positive one.


“The students have been fantastic with the children, extracting and exploring their ideas and looking at which ideas were viable and which were not. It’s been tremendous for the whole school, and it’s given the students something to really get their teeth into.”


Cleeve School has applied for planning permission and expects the work to begin on site during the summer term. When the project is complete the school will have a new re-designed playground, an outdoor classroom for performances and poetry reading and a nature trail.



Cleeve School pupil Kayleigh Sawden with her model of part of the school grounds  (photographs courtesy of Hull City Council)


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Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk