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Brigth ideas for play

Invisible Inclusiveness

Invisible Inclusiveness

We recognise that playscapes often provide for pupils with a wide range of learning and physical abilities. It is important at the design stage to ensure that your playscape is made as accessible as possible.

Here are a few simple ideas to consider when designing a new playground:

  • Sympathetic landscaping, perhaps with gentle undulating mounds and platform areas for socialising can present a fun and challenging environment for wheeled play.
  • Planters designed at various heights can allow all children the chance to grow vegetables and look after plants.
  • Well-designed seating allows wheelchair users to eat and socialise with their peers.
  • It is great to be able to provide lots of different access routes to play equipment eg scramble nets, slopes, ropes, climbing holds or extra wide slides allow carers to support children’s play. The spinner shown right is the perfect height for wheelchair transfer.
  • Introducing different surfaces and textures into your playspace can enrich children’s play experience.
Schools & Nurseries

'Playground equipment should be carefully chosen to blur boundaries for children of differing abilities.’ Julie Davies, reception teacher, West London.

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