Inclusive playground unveiled at Redwood School
Date published: 18 October 2019
The unveiling of the new inclusive playground at Redwood School
A newly developed playground was unveiled at Redwood School on Tuesday (15 October).
Staff were joined by Michael Kemp, head of special educational needs (SEN) and children with disabilities (CWD), the school’s chair of governors, Peter Kiely, and the school’s young students and their parents and carers.
Mr Kemp opened the ceremony and spoke of how Redwood have invested in resources that provide an inclusive environment and safe place for young people to use for years to come.
Allowing young people to explore activities in this environment will give them the confidence pursue other activities which they wouldn’t normally have the courage to discover.
The plan to develop a fully inclusive playground was instigated by Redwood’s student council.
This forum put forward their ideas for creating a more interactive, fun zone in the main playground for all students to enjoy.
Their ideas included practical ideas such as more bins, seating and shade but also ideas to help make break and dinners time more stimulating, active and interactive. The new playground includes outdoor gym equipment, interactive play boards, waterwalls, swings and trim trails to climb and balance on.
Funded by events and enterprises such as the Christmas Fair, the playground was completed over summer by RS Landscapes.
Business manager Nancy Wright said: “We are extremely grateful of the efforts put into these fundraisers by students, staff and parents alike. We hope to hold future fundraising events and activities that will allow us to develop these plans further.”
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