10th February 2003





Pupils at Market Rasen C of E Primary School will soon be getting a new-look school quadrangle.


Stewart Bibby, senior lecturer in Product Design at the University of Lincoln and a governor at the school, has redesigned the quadrangle transforming it from a lawn with a few trees into three distinct zones: quiet reading, enquiry and play.


“I chatted to the kids to find out what they wanted and developed the activities around their suggestions,” said Stewart.


“There are three distinct areas which are divided by undulating wooden paths. 


“The reading area has a small bamboo curtain, like a windbreak, for privacy and has simple low-level disc seats which are colour coded with interlocking shapes.  The idea incorporates the practical purpose of seating while helping to development the skills of the younger pupils.


“The enquiry area has mosaic images created using ceramic tiles with designs and colours which encourage ‘right side of brain’ thinking.  This area also has ‘touchy –feely’ activity boards which have been designed by our National Diploma Craft students at the university.


“Finally, there is a play area with simple additions such as a small bridge and an undulating pole which will hopefully encourage imaginative play.”


Work on the activities has already begun in the university workshops and landscaping will begin when the weather improves.  The project should be complete in time for the summer term.




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