Project

Mernda Primary School Spaceship

The completion of the Mernda Primary School Spaceship playground project has proven to be a hit with the children. The Spaceship is a themed playground  7 metres tall and includes numerous climbing and interactive panels throughout the tower. There is a winding slide off the highest platform.

Serious about play

Play is essential for a child’s healthy brain development, especially when they can utilise their creativity and imagination. Furthermore, play helps children develop their cognitive, emotional, physical and social skills.

The Spaceship is no ordinary playground. Unlike run-of-the-mill playgrounds, the design fuels the child’s creativity and sense of play by having children imagine being in a Spaceship. The sensory panels with rocket dials and gauges help children to feel they are in the real situation.

Climbing ladders and stairs are included up the tower – enabling a great cardio workout as children race to the top. Additionally, the multi-level design with rest areas provides excellent ways for children to interact with each other. After their workout, they are rewarded with the huge slide from the highest platform, giving them a thrilling play experience. And finally, the two inground trampolines set in rubber undersurfacing also provide both fun and physical developmental outcomes.

Unique, Customised & to Budget

Mernda Primary was after something adventurous and that stood out, but could be delivered within budget. As a result, we used an adventure+ concept from another project and customised it to suit the theme and exact requirements of the client. They were thrilled with the results, with this feedback received from the Principal:

“The Pirate Ship and Spaceship is just amazing and the reaction from our students tells the complete story. There are so many different elements of play that we really think it will be years before it becomes ‘just another play area’. We would really like to thank everyone at adventure+ for the work that has gone into the design and construction of these projects. They are so popular that we have recess and lunchtime rosters.” (Janet Hamer, Principal)

Off the back of the Spaceship themed playground, we are now in the process of designing another playground for another play space within the school.

Mernda Primary School Spaceship

Our products utilised in this play space include:

It is always an absolute pleasure working with all of the staff at adventure+, from design, construction, accounts and ongoing maintenance perspectives

Amy Cumming, City of Casey