National Storytelling Week

Get your students to enjoy reading with your choice of a brand-new bespoke wooden hut or storytelling area set for the perfect Outdoor Reading Area

For National Storytelling Week 2024, The School Playground Company is excited to announce our brand new competition! Schools across the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, and the surrounding areas (more information below*) can win a brand new Mini Reading Hut or Storytelling Area Set!

Children deserve a reading area that will encourage involvement in storytelling, reading, and creativity. This competition will allow one lucky school to provide this without putting a strain on school budgets.

Celebrate a love for reading and storytelling on the school playground with brand new specialised reading areas on us! We recommend this playground equipment for a primary school reading for schools looking to create a secure space for students to enjoy reading, learning, and playing in the great outdoors.

children inside a square wooden play house gazebo with artificial grass interior and benches in a Nottinghamshire school playground

A mini Reading Hut is normally a great investment for any school playground, which means that the chance to win one for FREE is an incredible opportunity! We are proud to be able to provide a lucky school with the chance to win a premium outdoor play house reading hut with free installation (within limited locations*)

The shelter structure can be used as an outdoor reading area, promoting imagination and creativity as the perfect feature to enhance your school playground. Kids can explore their imaginations with unlimited opportunities for reading, storytelling, play, and fun with the Reading Hut.

The mini reading hut is 2 metres by 2 metres, designed, manufactured, and installed by our experienced team of playground experts. With a secure, creative design, the freestanding shelter creates an enclosed area that lets fresh air circulate while keeping students dry with a pitched roof and a range of panelling options

The Reading Hut available in this competition has a sturdy timber deck base made from the same laminated timber as the hut itself. With strong beams and a sloped waterproofed roof, the hut will be a feature of your playground standing strong for years to come.

A reading area set includes a wooden storytelling chair and 4 cube stools, small seats perfect for any reading area for primary school children. A quiet reading area with high-quality comfortable seating is a great setting to encourage kids to read and learn together.

Create a unique story circle with portable cube seats designed for comfort and usability. The wooden cubes are easy to store and very durable. The texture of artificial grass on the tops of the cubes creates a sensory seat that kids love, while giving the area a natural look matching the wooden storytelling chair.

Bring lessons to the playground in the outdoor reading area to give students a change of scenery for a unique learning opportunity. The storytelling seat is large enough for teachers to sit at the front of the class chair circle in group reading, or for students to lead show-and-tell or similar activities from the front of the outdoor classroom of their peers.

Make your storytelling chair special to your school with a custom engraving. Choose a dedication, quote, or logo to represent your school and students to be expertly engraved into the wood of the chair.

Submit your school’s details in the form below for the chance to win this great offer and introduce an amazing new feature to your playground that your students are sure to love

Terms & Conditions

  • The competition ends at midday on Friday 1st March 2024, any submissions after this time will not be counted
  • The winner can select 1 of the 2 prizes, either a Mini Reading Hut or a Reading Area Set (complete with storytelling chair and 4 portable seating cubes)
  • Only 1 submission will be counted per site (based on post code)
  • *Free installation is available only for sites within the regions of the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Doncaster, and Staffordshire
    • For submissions from any other areas, installation and transport fees will be confirmed at a later date