Indoor Woodland School Library
Eastbury Farm Primary School is a setting that is a centre of excellence: a safe, secure and caring environment where children welcome challenge and learn with enthusiasm and enjoyment.
Eastbury Farm Primary School and Timotay Playscapes had previously worked together and transformed the EYFS playground. The setting wanted to transform their conventional school library area into a stimulating space that was designed to drive imagination and inspires young readers.
The space needed to function as a library but needed to inspire and become a magical place for little learners and readers. The space is also situated next to the main entrance so needed to be a showstopper!
Timotay Playscapes and Eastbury Farm Primary worked together to create a bespoke design that met the objectives of the school.
The design and final indoor school library project included:
- New grass surfacing
- Rustic woodland seating
- Rustic shelving
- Raised platform
- Raised woodland reading den (creating space above and underneath)
- Rustic signage
- Woodland mural
The updated space creates a life-changing library, which inspires young readers and, provides a dedicated area for children to submerge themselves into the book that they are reading.
Thank you to both of you and everyone else involved in this ‘labour of love’ from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for us. I don’t underestimate how much time and effort you’ve all put into this project and your constant communication and willingness to adapt things along the way is such a credit to Timotay and one of the many reasons I do (and will continue) to shout from the rooftops about how great you all are.
It’s hard to find the words to describe how pleased I/we are with it; we are just over the moon.
So thank you, thank you, thank you. I’m so glad we chose to work with you again and I’m looking forward to our next project with you
Here is what the children have to say too…
‘We love the new library, it’s like having nature inside.’
‘The new library is so nice; I want to visit it every day to read a new book.’
‘I love reading books in the reading den. It feels cosy, safe and comfortable.’
‘Our old library was a bit boring! Our new woodland library is so fun to visit.’
‘We are so lucky to have a tree house inside our school! I love reading books with my friends in there.’
Rebecca Workman – Headteacher
Eastbury Farm Primary School