Th. Langs Skole - a common play area

    Th. Langs Skole wanted a play area that supported the school's pedagogical visions of creating a smooth transition from kindergarten to school.

    The play area consists of various areas for free play, movement, sensory and imaginative play, teaching and breaks. The relatively compact outdoor space is utilised to the maximum thanks to the play area extending both under the building's wide overhang and up onto the roof.

    The materials are kept in robinia wood, larch wood, concrete and steel. They give the area a beautiful and natural feel, which is in tune with both the new, modern and old school buildings.

    Head of school at Th. Langs Skole, Tine Agerholm Kristiansen, says:

    "Both the children and parents are happy. The playground works really well for the different ages and year groups.
    When the school's older students, middle and upper years are in the playground, they also benefit greatly from it.

    The amphitheatre steps have given us a meeting place where the children can eat their food, play, gather for outdoor lessons or creative activities.

    Elverdal showed great skills in guiding and advising us, as well as following up afterwards. We have had a close and very straightforward cooperation from start to finish".

    Communities and role models

    The play area is designed for the youngest children in the age group 3-9 years. The school wanted to create a sensual and playful environment, where the musical, bodily and creative activities are visible and seem inspiring.
    In the playhouses, the children can, for example, play with musical instruments and amusement park mirrors.

    In the common play area, the social skills come into play, and the children learn from each other by reflecting on each other's games. As the kindergarten children share the playground with reception and year 1, the older children become role models for the younger ones.

    The older pupils are also challenged by the play equipment, and the ball court on the roof gives them a space to be themselves.

    Breaks and contemplation

    In the transitions between play areas, there are 'quiet islands' where the children can find peace for quieter play.
    The school believes in the importance of children being able to find quiet spots for breaks and peace.
    Quiet islands are, for example, the playhouses, where children can play in their own imaginative world.

    Another quiet spot is the break island around the large tree. The wide, round bench has room for several children to play under the tree canopy, or sit and watch the other children play.

    The amphitheatre steps with hobbit caves create a safe, covered space where you can play or have lessons.

    The play area features:
    A large climbing facility with jungle course
    A wide, round wooden bench
    Double swing stand
    Round balance track with carousels
    Playhouses with sensory play
    Amphitheatre steps with hobbit caves
    Ball court on the roof

    Indoor slide tubes in the children’s area

    Want to hear more?

    Søren Bøgeskov Andersen
    +49 (0) 403 34 66 63 00

    8600 Silkeborg

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