Wheelchair-bound youngsters enjoy new swing

Mill Green School - swing

The new swing in action at Mill Green School.

WOODEN Spoon Merseyside saw their latest project opened by St Helens Rugby League captain James Roby. The Wooden Spoon Swing at Mill Green School St Helens, enables wheelchair-bound youngsters to enjoy the experience of swinging which is impossible if they cannot leave their chair.

The school’s deputy head John Thompson explained on BBC Radio Merseyside who visited the school on their Morning Merseyside programme, that the facility adds to the learning skills such as learning to queue, and take turns as well as the thrill of swinging.

Also present at the opening ceremony were The Lady Mayoress of St Helens councillor Pat Ireland, members of staff, parents, and the Wooden Spoon Merseyside committee.

Mill Green school is a special school with 92 pupils suffering from severe learning difficulties, ASD, Multiple learning difficulties and complex needs.

To find out more about the activities of Wooden Spoon Merseyside please contact the committee on