Green Projects 2002 to date

Our work has ranged from building a group of gazebos; clearing the area, hard landscaping, brick and cement work, all construction and planting with the enthusiastic help of sixty 15 year-olds to organising a day’s gardening and tree planting with a group of volunteers.

We've created outdoor classrooms, shelters, play areas, musical playgrounds, performance spaces and any number of other innovative outdoor environments.

Click on the images in each project to view a gallery of related photos.


Projects started in 2011


Northwick Manor Primary
Autumn 2011
Forest Schools area and early years development. Tree planting this winter.
 
Cropthorne Village
Autumn 2011
We designed and built this tree house for the village play area.

Dene Magna School
Summer 2011
We were joined by over 100 teenagers to help construct a new seating area for this Forest of Dean School.
 
Hagley Primary
Summer 2011
This summer we made a natural adventure play area for Hagley Primary.

Cookley
Spring 2011
We returned to Cookley this year and planted trees, renovated the old teenage shelter built in 2003, and installed some lovely carved panels.
 
Pinvin First
Spring 2011
We made a simple natural play space for the playground and work is still continuing.

Our Lady and St Rose
Spring 2011
We created two performance spaces on the field for this great school in Birmingham.
     


Projects started in 2010


Harvington First
Summer - Winter 2010
A new forest schools area with fruit trees and an exploration trail. Also a raised vegetable garden.
 
Coughton Primary
Autumn 2010
We helped this lovely school develop a Forest Schools base, deep in the woods.
Studley Infants 2011
Studley Infants
Summer 2010
We returned again to Studley and made a cycle shelter, added some new seating and generally updated a few areas.
  Upton St Leonards
Upton St Leonards Primary
Spring 2010
A turf roofed structure and a long avenue to link up the playground.
Busy Bees, Ledbury
Busy Bees, Ledbury
Spring 2010
A complete early years adventure garden.
  Worcester Woods Country Park
Worcester Woods Country Park
Spring 2010
We worked with the Countryside Centre at Worcester Woods Country Park to update the young children’s play area and create a new space for older children and young people.


Projects started in 2009


Redstone Marsh Play Area
Winter 2009
A natural play area and community open landscape with standing stones, trees and other features.
  Charlton Kings
Charlton Kings Junior School
Autumn 2009
A storytelling circle, bike racks and eliminating mud from the playground.

Studley Infants School
Autumn 2009
We revisited some earlier projects while creating a new forest school site

 
Cookley Village Play
Summer 2009
A play space created in a natural hollow


Projects started in 2008


Charlton Kings
Autumn 2008
A stylish seating area.
 
Our Lady and St Rose of Lima
Winter 2008-9
This project is still continuing and more photos will be uploaded soon.

Holy Mount Church, Malvern
Summer 2008
An interetsting Bible Garden is the result of a collaboration between green, Andrew Webb, his family and friends.
 
Franche Primary
Autumn 2008
Wild wolves, a March hare and other woodland animals were the inspiration for this memorial garden.

St Richards Hospice
Early Summer 2008
A Fire Garden for family bereavement workshops.
 
Studley Community Infants
Autumn 2007 - Summer 2008
green worked with Head Teacher Debbie Price to turn the outdoors into a buzz of creative forest school activities.

Tewkesbury Primary
Spring 2008
A woodland shelter for play and forest schools.
 
Upton St Leonards
Spring 2008
The creation of a large and wonderful pergola to divide the playground.

Lyppard Grange Primary
Spring 2008
green's twelfth year of working on this site.
     


Projects started in 2007



St. Richards Hospice, Worcester 
Autumn 2007
Our first project in the meadow area at the new hospice.  A large pergola provides a framework for a tapestry of rambler roses.  All timber grown within 20 miles of the site.
 

 


Longlevens Junior
Autumn 2007
See this fine yurt-like living roof structure, surrounded by new planting and an avenue of Birches.

Franche Primary School 
Summer 2007
Our swirled oak seat provided a backdrop for a new entrance to the school.  Wonderful paintings cajoled out of the children and supervised by Laura Hinton. 
 
Henleaze Infants
Summer 2007
We created a huge tree house for the school, made them a shelter, and generally tried to re-organise their play zones.



Shottery Primary, Stratford
Spring 2007.
A Fairy landed on one of our structures.  Headteacher Gill Lopeman teamed us with greenwood artist Spencer Jenkins.  Spencer got some great results from his sessions with the children….
 




Charlton Kings
Summer 2007.
Meet and Greet in West Cheltenham.  Surfacing, shelter, seating and info boards all surrounded by a framing of Lebanese Cedar.

Blakedown Primary. Spring 2007. Creative play area, cedar avenued path and gazebo, stepping logs and balance trunks, a sailing boat, etc. Click image.
 
Meadow Green Primary  Spring 2007. Stuart’s Garden. An old oak trunk was the inspiration for this woodland memorial garden. 


Projects started in 2006


Field Court Junior School  Summer 2006-2007. 3 new areas in the playground, shelters, and 4 totem poles designed by the children

 
Gorse Hill Primary Winter 2006.  An outdoor classroom steeple roofed huts, avenues of fruit and play mounds.


Oldbury Park Primary  Summer 2006. With the Headteacher, re-designed an old outdoor classroom, and gave an inner courtyard a new lease of life

 
Castlemorton Primary. Summer 2006. See some great pebble mosaics by the wild Malvern Hills pupils in our new entrance garden


Heron Primary  Spring 2006.  An octagonal raised bed area made for growing vegetables by the whole school


Projects started in 2005


Berry Hill Primary. Winter 2005. A new school woodland and volunteer day path making.

 
St. Mary's, Warwick. Summer 2005. A new foundation garden, with a circular blackboard, music, woodland and small paths.


Perrywood. Summer 2005. An all seasons weather shelter with seating for 150 children.


 
Cheltenham Kingsmead. Summer 2005. We transformed the inner quad with much sweat from Year 9.


Blakedown First. Spring 2005. See Mr. Marshall's class hard a t work on this first phase of work.

 
St. Clements Playgroup. Spring 2005. A garden for 2-3 year olds, featuring a Mongolian Style shepherds hut.


Bredon Hill Middle School. Spring 2005. Year 6, 7 and 8 all took part in this large scale project.



Projects started in 2004


St. Joseph's Early Years. Autumn 2004. African totems, roundhouse look through windows and a hedgehog house.


 
Whitton School, Middlesex. Summer 2004. We worked with years 9 and 10 to create a huge terrace for break time and lunch time.


Shrivenham Primary, Oxfordshire. Summer 2004.
We created an African mud hut with the help of some four year old children.


 
St Clements Primary, Worcester. Summer 2004.
A garden for Reception and Nursery decorated with Australian aboriginal and Native American paintings.


Borrington Road Green, Kidderminster. Spring 2004
A seating area to connect a new skateboard park and play area for the Wyre Forest Community Housing Association.


Projects started in 2003


Cedar House Day Nursery Winter 2003. A garden for the NHS Trust for young children.
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Lyppard Grange Primary. Autumn 2003. Five outdoor classrooms around a garden of exploration.
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Orleans Park Secondary School. Summer 2003. See how these gazebos were built by sixty fifteen year-olds. Click on the image.

 
Lethbridge Primary Early Years. Spring 2003. Click on the image.


Projects started in or before 2002


Fire Garden Glastonbury.
Summer 2002. Click on the image.



 
Clifton-on-Teme Early Years. Spring 2002.
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Harvington CE First School. 2001-2002. Built by parents, governors, children – putting the play back into playtime.
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Orleans Park Secondary School See how these gazebos were built by sixty fifteen year-olds.
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Learning Through Landscapes, organised and co-ordinated all the SWEB projects in South West England at 5 schools.
Cookley Village LA21.
We project managed the updating of the old playing fields to feature a new play area, skateboard arena and BMX track.

St Annes Park Primary, Bristol – a jungle corner was planned and built. In a corner of a tarmac playground we built a large gazebo

Sutton Park Primary, Kidderminster – an amphitheatre storytelling area, tree planting.

New projects and designs are evolving with St Joseph's RC Primary, Worcester; a large performance area for Little Hallingbury School, Bishops Stortford; and work continues with Wyre Forest Community Housing to update local parks.

References and general feedback are available upon request.