Cotton End School in Bedfordshire recently opened a new site, Cotton End Forest School, with new buildings and increased capacity for more pupils. As part of the expansion, the school commissioned Setter Play to build a new adventure trail for pupils to enjoy.
The key design challenge was to provide an adventure trail which could be enjoyed by pupils of all ages; something which could test the abilities of older pupils but also provide a safe and enjoyable course that younger pupils could aspire to completing.
Setter Play provided a design which gives a varied, all-over body workout, and helps pupils to grow healthy and strong through play.
Grow-through matting was used to provide an affordable solution for all-weather access and impact protection.
The timbers of the trail and the muted green colours of the ropes fit in with Cotton End Forest School’s natural ethos.