TN - Lausanne Collegiate School
Video features the world themed Landscape Structures playground at Lausanne Collegiate School.
[video: fade into playground structures shaped as different world monuments. The Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Big Ben. Camera switch to concrete steppers shaped and painted like sacks of grain and wood barrels. Camera zooms in on the detailed ornate design of the Permalene panels that make up the Taj Mahal playground structure. Camera switches to a full view of the Lunar Blast Net climber with Permalene panels pyramiding at the top to finish the climber like the Eiffel Tower topped with a French flag. Camera zooms in on the DigiFuse print of a clock face on the Big Ben playground structure. Camera switches to a TuffRider Zebra Coil Spring rider. Camera switch to a bird’s eye view of the entire fenced in playground area.]
[video: camera zooms in on a boy as he climbs up a rope net climber. A boy glides towards the camera on a ZipKrooz swing. He leans back while holding onto the swing and extending his other hand out and away from his body. Camera zooms in on children’s feet as they walk across the wood plank rope bridge. Children climb across mountain range designed concrete steppers. Camera zooms in on the hand holds of the Ring Bridge. A boy spins a Color Splash panel. Jonah Scholen Custom Playground Designer at Landscape Structures sitting at his desk speaking to camera.]
Jonah: Lausanne is an international school. The FedEx corporation is there. And they get tons of people from all over the world and they bring their kids with them.
Jonah voiceover: So, they wanted a park that reflected that, and they wanted to show this is our world this is their world. And they wanted to be able to have those kids go all over it and play everywhere on it.
[video: two boys play by the top of the Big Ben playground structure. Camera zooms in on child’s feet as they walk across the wood plank rope bridge towards the camera. A young girl rides down the ZipKrooz bay smiling. A girl smiles at the camera as she rides the TuffRider Zebra spring rider. A group of children climb in and on the outside of the Crest rope climber. Top down view as a girl walks across the Mountain shaped concert steppers to the Chichén Itzá pyramid climber. Camera back to Jonah speaking to the camera.]
Jonah: And that was really the basic idea of that concept.
Jonah voiceover: I did a bunch of sketches early on, you know they really wanted particular countries shown. And that’s when we got on the idea of the flags, we got eighteen DGI flags from all over the world. The real challenge was making sure we could fit the things-
[video: hand drawn sketches of the playground with text and lines pointing to playground structures with their names and what monument they would be representing. Image switches to a computerized animation of the hand drawing of the playground. Camera switch to a view of the Leaning tower of Pisa playground structure. Camera switches to the flag of Namibia, switch to an Australian and New Zealand flag on top of the ZipKrooz bays. Camera switch to a view of the Canadian flag at the top of a playground structure. Camera switch to the top of a playground structure with the American flag. Camera switch to the unique play structure roof made to look like natural branches and twigs with the Chilean flag. Camera back to Jonah speaking to camera.
Jonah: they wanted on representing that country on top of that country.
Jonah voiceover: We landed on the monuments idea and getting that, so the kids could actually run through them. And they really like the idea of being able to run all over the world without touching the ground. So, we play functionally linked everything. You can ZipKrooz from Africa over to Australia, it’s pretty sweet.
[video: elevated panning backwards views of the fenced in playground. Children run through the Taj Mahal playground structure. Children climbing up the Lunar Blast climber with Eiffel Tower design at the peak. Camera zooms in on the Chichén Itzá concrete climber as children’s feet run all over it. Top down view as a girl glides on the ZipKrooz to the Australian area of the playground surfacing.]
[video: camera pans up past two girls sitting at the base of the Discovery Tree climber to the raccoon carved animal head in the hole of the tree.]
Girl sitting: Camera!
[video: two boys climb up a SpaceWalk Climber. A girl runs in front of the camera with her arms raised above her head. Scene switches to two boys standing and smile at the camera. Text appears on screen that reads: This 3rd grade class helped design the playground. Children climb over steppers shaped like wood crates, barrels, and woven baskets.]
Boy off camera: Is this a picture.
[video: camera pans downwards as a girl rides the TuffRider Zebra spring rider. Camera switches to a girl standing in front of the O-Zone climber speaking to the camera.]
Girl: What I like about the playground is the zip line and it’s awesome.
[video: scene changes to a different girl with pigtails standing in front of the O-Zone climber speaking to the camera.]
Girl with pig tails: That your able to have fun on it.
[video: a girl wearing a pink shirt standing in front of the O-Zone climber speaks to the camera.]
Girl in pink shirt: Is the monkey bars.
[video: a girl with braided hair speaks to the camera.]
Girl with braids: Is that I designed it.
[video: a girl with glasses speaks to the camera with the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the background.]
Girl with glasses: Is that everybody can have fun on it.
[video: a girl with her hair pulled up in a tight bun speaks to the camera while standing in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.]
Girl with bun in her hair: Is the climby thingy.
[video: a girl wearing a yellow shirt speaks to the camera.
Girl wearing yellow shirt: Is that everywhere you go you always get to have fun.
[video: young girl wearing a blue shirt speaks to the camera.
Girl in blue shirt: What I like about this playground is the waves, and I also was the one who got the idea of the waves.
[video: young girl wearing orange shirt speaks to the camera.
Girl in orange shirt: What I like about this playground is it’s unique from every other one.
[video: elevated top down view of the North American theme playground area where there are different cargo net climbers all around. Camera switches to a top down view as a group of girls spin on the Swing Out playground spinner. They spin in slow motion. Camera switches to a boy leaning on the arched support beams of the O-Zone climber. He shouts at the camera.]
Boy: Pizza! Yeah. We like pizza!
[video: camera pans to the left where a Disc Challenge bridge is located. Camera continues to pan to the side as a girl comes into frame and speaks at the camera.]
Girl: Pisa not pizza!
[video: camera zooms in on a girl’s sparkling pink tennis shoes as she walks over the top of the Wood Plank Wave climber. A girl off camera speaks.]
Girl off camera: The leaning tower of Pisa.
[video: camera pans down as a child traces their finger on the Age-Ring Tracing panel of the Discovery Tree climber. Camera switches to a top down view of a girl as she climbs down a cargo net climber from the Big Ben playground structure. Camera zooms in on children’s shoes as they bounce on a playground rope climber. Camera pans across as children climb and play on the SwiggleKnots bridge. A girl wearing pig tails smiles and gives the camera thumbs up. Camera pans past two girls as they sit on the ground in the shade and smiles at the camera and each other. Scene switch to a playground sign with fifteen different country flags. Sign reads: Lausanne Collegiate School, My Lausanne is the world!]
[video: fade to black. A spinning world globe appears on screen. Landscape Structures logo and text fade in. Text below logo reads: Better playgrounds, better world.]