Hampden School benefits from charity
Hampden School in Glasgow is a specialised provision for children aged 2 -12 who have Complex Additional Support Needs. Following a fire in their old building they were relocated to the former Richmond Park School where the school underwent a major refurbishment by Glasgow City Council. The school was fortunate to have large outdoor areas where the children could practice their walking skills and were able to access some specialised biking equipment, but what it lacked was a playground which not only challenged the children, but gave them the opportunity to develop their muscle tone, to socialise and play with others, to take risks, to promote independence, to turn-take, to experience elements of hot and cold (and wet) weather, but ultimately to enjoy themselves and have fun.
The school was very fortunate to receive a grant from the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity for the purpose of constructing a specialised adventure playground. The playground had to be a safe area which allowed children with disabilities to access equipment which would meet their needs. The school looked at number of different companies’ proposals and were most impressed by the service and the design from Russell Play. They were even more impressed when the whole project took under 2 weeks to erect, with the minimum of disruption to the school and the children. We now have happy, healthy children who can play with their peers in a safe and exciting environment.
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Date: 20th February 2012
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