Rockstar Bryan Adams gives Park Walk primary a playground makeover

29 November 2019 

Legendary rockstar Bryan Adams visited Park Walk Primary School in Chelsea today (29 November) to mark the opening of a new immersive playground.

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Headteacher Emily Caldwell receives a boquet of sunflowers from Bryan Adams.

Pupils gave a resounding thumbs up as they enjoyed the new space, trying out the roman rings and climbing wall, adventuring in the network of nets, tightropes and balance beams, chatting in one of the nest spaces or reading a book from the new outdoor library on the basket swing.

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Pupils at Park Walk are let loose on the new equipment for the first time. 

Budding sports stars will be given the edge on the improved sports pitch featuring an impact absorbing subsurface. Those looking for a more freestyle sport will enjoy the parkour area with curved timber tracks and geometric banks.

Funded by The Bryan Adams Foundation, the state-of-the-art space aims to demonstrate how much fun can be had away from screens and devices when the right facilities and equipment are provided.

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Pupils run and clamber on the new parkour feature wall. 

Bryan Adams said:

“Screen time should never be allowed to eclipse play time. This wonderful playground will give so many children the opportunity to learn through play, to create lasting memories and to build friendships with their peers.”

Ian Heggs, Bi-borough Director of Education for Kensington and Chelsea, said: 

“Our schools are some of the best in London and now Park Walk just got even better. Families living locally can be pleased that their children’s’ development is supported by inspired world class equipment, and we thank the Bryan Adams Foundation for its support.”

Emily Caldwell, Headteacher at Park Walk Primary School, said:

“The new playground at Park Walk Primary School was designed to give the pupils opportunities to be creative, imaginative and active all at once. The concept grew from the sunflower emblem of the school to a spectacular maze of endless adventures. With a treehouse, willow dome, outdoor classroom, climbing wall and parkour area – it really has made dreams come true for the pupils at Park Walk.”

Find out more about the playgrounds and parks in RBKC and the Bryan Adams Foundation.