An early year’s playground at St Paul’s primary school in Whitechapel that caters for 55 three-to-five year olds was revitalised as part of a project by Splash Projects in November 2020. The area, which had play structures closed off by inspectors during the summer, is vital for the children who use it – with many living in nearby high rise flats with no alternative outdoor space. The need became even greater with Covid restrictions returning to the capital. The project also afforded data consultancy DTSQUARED an invaluable yet safe way of reconnecting with each other after months of working from home.
The ever-growing London-based data consultancy DTSQUARED did their first Splash Project in June 2019. Their entire company joined in the creation of a very special playground for the Sacred Heart School in Islington. The playground was cleverly designed by Splash’s in-house designer Andy Yau to encourage Key Stage 1 innovation and creativity – and at the same time be fully mobile and fit through the doors of the downstairs classrooms (so the playground area could transform into a car-park over the weekends). And most of the elements involved intricate painting and decorating too.