A project to provide a range of playground equipment to allow physically disabled pupils to play with their able bodied friends at Westlea Primary School has provided a huge increase in opportunities to interact .
Marla Carroll, head of Special Resources Provision, is delighted by the support the school has received. “We now have a cradle seat swing, a wheelchair accessible swing and a roundabout, a picnic table, and games mounted on fences at a height suitable for a child in a wheelchair.
“It has taken over a year to achieve and I’m delighted that finally the inclusive ethos of the classrooms has been extended into the playground. Seeing the happy faces on all the children as they play alongside each other is wonderful. We would like to thank GWR Kidz, Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown, Aiming High Inclusion Fund, St James Place Foundation, and Blackfords Landscaping. Together they provided over £33,500 in funding and work in kind.”
A grand launch is being planned. Marla’s thoughts have now turned to fundraising for a nurture room and indoor sensory equipment.