Playground Construction and Renovation at St Albert’s Primary School

Over the course of June and July 2021, The Uphub team worked with the Parents Council at St Albert’s Primary School in Pollokshaws to design and build a brand new obstacle course, sensory garden and reading zone made from majority waste materials. We used 756 kilos of waste wood, ranging from secondhand scaffolding boards to ‘green’ wood from a local tree surgeon. We also incorporated recycled plastics into the obstacle course, creating eco-resin and recycled plastic hand grips using recycled plastic waste sourced from our own collections.

We wanted to ensure that there was an educational aspect to the work we were doing with St Albert’s so we hosted 3 workshops with parents and pupils on the school grounds (with 43 workshop participants – 30 children), using waste wood, textiles and general construction waste (bricks and drainage pipes etc.) to make bird boxes, bug hotels and biodegradable textile bunting for their newly refurbished play spaces.