Recent Projects

Brantwood Specialist School Play Area


On 17 November Mike Harrison (of Wakefield, Yorkshire and England) performed the opening of the new play area at Brantwood Specialist School in Sheffield. Alan Harrison, the Headmaster, explained that many of the pupils have autism related issues and that the playground can provide a vital outlet or time out if a pupil needs to take a break and re-balance. It can also provide some much needed fun between lessons. Wooden Spoon  Yorkshire funded the replacement of a tired old playground with new equipment that will serve the pupils of Brantwood School for many years to come.


Mike Harrison is holding the carved wooden spoon that the school presented to him

The school uses arts and crafts as a key part of the learning experience for its pupils. They had been hard at work to mark the formal opening of their new playground and Mike Harrison was presented with a carved wooden spoon mounted on a wooden stand and a banner as shown in the photos. Yorkshire Wooden Spoon committee members Dave Watson and Stuart Watson, who carried out the initial visit to the school, were also presented with their own carved wooden spoons.