The Playground Model

Written on 06/03/2022

Vincent in 5th class recently took part in filming for the Irish wheelchair association around changing the perceptions and stereotypes of people with disabilities. The Daisy project (Disability Awareness in schools and youth clubs) will be rolled out in schools around Ireland. This will hopefully change attitudes around people with disabilities by demonstrating understanding, awareness and inclusivity.

Vincent has designed a fantastic inclusive playground:

I made a model of two areas that could be added to a playground. The first section consists of two ramps with a platform in the middle. I think children in wheelchairs will enjoy mounting the ramps.

In the second section, suitable for wheel chair users, I designed a swing set that I think the children would really enjoy swinging from side to side on.

The model was made from hard cardboard, straws, match sticks, masking tape and string. It was decorated with stickers.

I really enjoyed being involved in making this playground.

Well done Vincent!