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Fun for All

(Lancashire)

The Reception classroom was built 101 years ago and has steep steps to gain access from outside. We would like all Reception Class children to be able to access their classroom and the outdoor area in the same way. Therefore there needs to be a decked area built with a gradual slope. There is a child starting in September 2017 with achondroplasia.

Our goals:

  • To provide disabled access into the Reception class for disabled children. Currenty children in wheelchairs or with disabilities like cerebal palsy, muscular atrophy, achondroplasia have to access the classroom through the main entrance.
  • To provide continuous access to independent outdoor play for disabled children. At the bottom of the current Reception Class steps is the outdoor play area where most days the outside mirrors the learning that is going on inside the classroom.
  • To provide adequate shelter from the rain for this area.
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How we will achieve our goals

A slope would allow disabled and able bodied children to all use the same entrance to access the classroom and continually use the outdoor area. A larger window (to ground level) would enable staff to to see all children at all times. It is highly important that all children feel included and accepted with access to all the outdoor learning.

Where the money will go

All people in the school community (pupils, parents, grandparents, governors) will be able to come into school through the Reception Class door. They will know that they are considered, respected and valued in our community. Our older children are playground leaders and Reception class buddies, they need access in and out of the classroom.

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  1. Posted on July 7, 2016

    A lovely little school with a villager feel. Three generations of our family have attended, the reception area has a safe play area and it would be fantastic for it to be assessible to all.

  2. Posted on July 8, 2016

    Voted. Fingers crossed ?

  3. Posted on July 13, 2016

    A wonderful School, four generations of my family have attended this school. It is a brilliantly inclusive School and anything that could help to improve the accessibility for all would be fantastic

  4. Posted on July 14, 2016

    Yes, please.

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