Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Crow Wood Photos - Site as it Stands

For those of you unsure exactly where Crow Wood is, we have uploaded a few photographs of the woodland.

Brookside School Give us their Ideas

Pupils at Brookside Primary school have taken part in consultation sessions with Groundwork staff to give us their ideas about the proposed new playscape.

The school takes part in the National Trust Guardianship scheme, allowing the pupils access to Lyme Park many times throughout the year. Lyme Park can be viewed from the grounds of the school, meaning that nearly all of the children at the school have been to Lyme Park and live close by.

As such, the children were very knowledgeable about Lyme Park, and Crow Wood in particular. Pupils from Years 2 -6 filled in a short questionnaire by ticking the activities that they like to do or would like to do when they play.

In total, 96 children were asked what they enjoy about Lyme Park, with answers ranging from ‘…lots of animals’ to ‘…playing in the woods’.

Some children said that they enjoyed playing on the fallen tree within Crow Wood because this provided ‘…danger…’, ‘…height…’, ‘…somewhere to climb…’. Other comments suggested that the fallen tree provided a good place to play. Some children said that they enjoyed playing ‘...pirates…’, and also used the fallen tree as a castle or a boat for other role-play games.

All of this information gives us a great steer on what the new playscape designs should include to make the project successful and popular with children.

Furthermore, the children took part in design workshops, drawing their ideal play spaces, and their ideas for the new play area in Crow Wood, which can be seen below:

Friday, 22 May 2009

Consultation Survey Live!

An online survey is now available for the Crow Wood Playscape. The survey is intended to help us gather people's ideas on play in Lyme Park so that we can make sure the new play space designs reflect visitor's needs and ideas.

To take the survey please click here

New Consultation Dates!

Groundwork Cheshire will be at Lyme Park running consultation events throughout the half-term holiday:

Event 1: Wednesday 27th May 2009
10am - 12.30pm

Staff will be on hand to talk to visitors about the project, and questionnaires will be taken to gether people's views on the new Playscape proposals.

There will also be treasure hunts for families to take part in!

Event 2: Friday 29th May 2009
11am - 3pm

Your chance to get involved and play with nature! Staff will be running den building sessions and willow-weaving workshops for families interested in the Playscape proposals.

Please come and find us at Crow Wood:

Welcome to the Crow Wood Playscape Blog!

Over the course of the project, we will be filling this site with news of progress. Throughout May 2009 Groundwork will be holding consultation sessions and events to find out what Lyme Park visitors want to see included in the Playscape desgins. Please check back for information about these consultations - how to get involved and when we will be at Lyme Park for you to come and talk to us about the project!