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Wheelchair awareness – DT workshops

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On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April John Chilton School (JCS) celebrated Wheelchair awareness as part of a Design and Technology project. Every year JCS has been joining people all around to celebrates the importance of Wheelchair as a powerful means of mobility for people who need wheelchair aid. The celebration is for the users to acknowledge the positive impact wheelchairs have on their lives and also to show their appreciation to the millions of people working to make wheelchairs for those have mobility impairment to have access everywhere. All pupils took part in celebrating those who use wheelchairs in the JCS community.

On those days, pupils from both the primary and secondary schools enjoyed the pleasant visit of the Street Style Surgery artists who delivered some fun and creative workshops. Pupils in the primary were able to create accessories such as covers for their wheelchairs using recycled materials. They then used flags and bright and sensory objects they made to personalise their wheels.

In secondary, pupils in all classes worked together to create a specular wheelchair covers using an innovating decorating apparatus made by the artist. They picked different colours to go on the covers of the wheel which when spun showed an amazing array of colours across the wheel covers to the delighted amazement of the pupils.

The covers were so amazing they deserved to be show cased. Pupils loved modelling the covers with their friends using the green screen. We hope our vibrant wheelchair covers will enable others to admire JCS pupils’ creative talent and also inspire them to join in the celebration of Wheelchair Awareness Days.

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