ROYAL LAUNCH REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
Wooden Spoon Patron HRH The Princess Royal opened the new fully-accessible climbing wall at The Chamwell Centre, bringing exercise and thrills to all.
Thanks to a grant of £47,000, provided by Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire, the centre now has an exciting interactive climbing wall, providing physical and mental challenges through fun and play.
The climbing wall is equipped with a hoist which stretches across its length and allows non-ambulant children to access the wall alongside their more agile friends. The computer controlled hand and foot holds light up in differing patterns, providing interactive games and challenges.
The Chamwell Centre is a visionary new facility offering inclusive therapies, sports and social opportunities to people with severe and complex physical and learning disabilities. As well as the climbing wall, facilities include large hydrotherapy pool, rebound therapy trampoline, three-storey soft play and opportunities for para athletics, adapted football, cricket, boccia and of course, rugby.
While linked with the Milestone Special School, whose 320 pupils use the wall throughout the school day, at other times youngsters with additional needs use it. Wooden Spoon is delighted to have contributed to a project that brings so much joy and fun to children and young people.