Grounds Development

Make your educational spaces more biodiverse, nurturing and appealing to pupils, parents and teachers

Why Grounds Development?

Five good reasons to change your outdoor grounds!

  • Increase your school's aesthetic appeal and ecological credentials 

  • Preserve and improve your current outdoor assets

  • Create peaceful natural spaces where pupils and staff can enjoy a break from the digital world

  • Promote biodiversity and help the next generation to connect with nature

  • Well-designed grounds facilitate fun, open-ended outdoor learning, from gardening, physics and biology to performing and visual arts

"Your report is great and so useful and totally sums up the school! We really appreciate the work that you did for us and we are determined to make this a special part of our school's life. We are all meeting about next steps tomorrow and planning our way forward."

(Head of a British International school after a Firetrail outdoor learning consultation)

Design & Consultation

Inspiring biodiversity by design:

  • Bespoke concept sketches, digital designs and construction / engineering drawings

  • Transformative grounds development from concept to completion

  • We facilitate input from staff, pupils, governors and board members as requested

  • Custom-made schedules and grounds  staff training for maintenance and horticultural care 

  • Installations that promote closeness to nature (bird boxes and feeders, time lapse cameras, insect hotels etc.)​

"Firetrail's exemplary project management ensured our grounds development project was finished on time and on budget. The involvement of the pupils in the design and construction phases was a brilliant experience and they were kept safe. We couldn't be happier with the outcome and our pupils and parents love our new outdoor learning garden."

(Primary Head after a Firetrail grounds development project)

Project Management


Let Firetrail manage the development:

  • We have extensive engineering, construction and project management experience - see about us

  • We liaise with contractors if requested (designers, surveyors, horticulturists, arborists etc.)

  • We can explain the project in clear terms to your staff / pupils / parents​

  • We will support and lead your pupils to involve them in the project (e.g. woodwork and planting)

  • Firetrail can showcase your new project with a school event from BBQ to mass sports event