The Forest of Poles is a new permanent structure in the playground of Brockley School that enables all sorts of play and learning to take place within it.
Made up of a geometric grid of 20 large steel tubes, pupils make their own temporary 'rooms' and mazes by hooking fabric screens between the poles. In the sunshine the structure makes dramatic shadows along the ground and the blue safety surface creates a comfortable 'carpet' to sit on.
The Forest of Poles has provided a focus for many curriculum activities including drama, story telling, geography and science. The Laban Centre developed a dance project with pupils using the poles as inspiration.