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We enjoy working along side schools to produce an area perfect for specific requirements and desires and constantly develop ideas which cater for these necessities.

For this project we focused specifically on stimulating individual senses. This means that the children could experience numerous feelings in many different ways whilst playing in the same play area.

The sensory path way designed specifically for Springfield School. The path leads around the play area with different play equipment surrounding it. With a musical area, bendy mirrors, sphere mirrors, a standing panel game, pergolas, a water wall, story telling area and a large play boat with wheelchair access the children are spoiled for choice!

 

Accessible playground launched

CHILDREN at a Crewe Primary School are enjoying a delightful new outdoor space thanks to their new sensory playground.

Springfield School in Crewe Caters for children with many complex special needs, who can now all play together thanks to the new playground which has been built by a local provider, The Playground Company, with financial support from the school’s charitable organisation, Friends of Springfield.

The sensory playground is particularly aimed at children with sensory needs, and includes things like a water wall, musical instruments, reflective mirrors, a pirate ship and a story telling area. However it has been designed with all of the children in mind, meaning it is accessible to the children who use wheelchairs as well as those who do not.

Head teacher at the school, Lisa Hodgkison, said: “We are delighted that with the support of Friends of Springfield we have been able to install our new sensory playground. We have worked closely with a local provider, The Playground Company to come up with an interactive sensory environment for pupils.

“One of the key features in the playground is our ‘bare foot walk.’ This is suitable for all children including pupils in wheelchairs. The path provides different sensory textures that create vibrations as wheel chairs access the path.”

Mrs Hodgikson said that the new playground had been kept a secret from pupils, meaning they were pleasantly surprised to see it when they returned from their Easter break.

She said: “They are enjoying exploring all the new elements in the playground and are also accessing the environment for learning.”

 

 

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