treloar's sketch masterplan revealed
28 February 2014
With so many exciting ideas generated through our staff design morning we were raring to show the team at Treloars what we had come up with!
The concept of creating a focal school square with raised walkway and woodland adventure zone including wig-whams and tree houses (as well as an outdoor performance space) was enthusiastically received. The idea of a wheelchair zip-wire and ‘wheelchair-wash’ got them talking even more animatedly about how they could improve the school grounds.
Throughout our presentation the Treloars team’s enthusiasm, knowledge and caring nature shone through. They clearly understood the benefits of interacting with nature and had a deep-seated desire to realise as many opportunities as possible for their students.
Melissa told the story of a pupil using a canoe in a specially equipped pool. Initially they didn’t have the confidence to even lift their head or interact with others, but after a few sessions had completely come out of their shell and were actively pushing the instructors for more – being in the outdoors and taking on a challenge really can have a positive impact.
Following the submission of fabrik’s design concept the Treloars team are eager to promote their great outdoors and to think even bigger!
Written by Tim Bray, who presented the sketch masterplan to Treloar’s in conjunction with Charlie Peck.
The sketch masterplan was developed by Charlie Peck, Laura Mackie and Tim Bray from ideas generated during a staff design charette and in response to engagement sessions at Treloar’s.