Disabled Carshalton youngsters benefit from new play equipment

20th Oct 2014
Disabled Carshalton youngsters benefit from new play equipment

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners and Lady Taverners were in Carshalton on Monday 20 October to officially unveil a new playground for disabled pupils of the Rainbow Department at Green Wrythe School.

The Rainbow Department of Green Wrythe School is an autism base for 51 children aged 4-11. The main aim of Rainbow is to teach children a variety of skills which they’re unable to instinctively develop themselves. Many of the pupils are faced with a daily challenge of learning socially appropriate behaviour which will enable them to become independent young people in the future.

The new £40,000 playground has been made possible thanks to the partnership between the Lord’s Taverners and the Hearn Foundation. The facility will help give the pupils a stimulating, safe environment where they can exercise and develop social skills such as sharing, waiting and turn taking, as well as developing their gross motor skills and co-ordination.

Paul Robin, chief executive of the Lord’s Taverners, said: “The Lord's Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, regardless of ability or background. Thanks to the Hearn Foundation this new playground will enable the Green Wrythe School pupils to partake in regular physical activity which is a vital part of their education and development.”

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