A WHEELCHAIR accessible swing has been installed at Mill Green School so all children can enjoy the fun of the playground - thanks to a charity donation.

Staff approached children’s charity of rugby, The Wooden Spoon Charity, who kindly agreed to grant the funds needed to purchase a wheelchair accessible swing as part of their ongoing project to make improvements to the school’s sensory garden.

Provided by ‘GL Jones Playgrounds’ of Gwynedd, Wales, The swing was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Cllr Pat Ireland and Lynn Glover and Saints captain James Roby, with representatives from The Wooden Spoon Charity and parents also in attendance, who got to see students, many of whom had never had the opportunity to experience a swing before, use the specialist equipment.

Headteacher Warren Brooks said: “To give our students this amazing opportunity we know it will not only benefit their experiences of play, but it will go a long way in aiding their communication, social and motor skills as well as their overall enjoyment during their time here at school.

“The whole bid process of submitting the application, hearing we were successful and the subsequent installation was an extremely enjoyable one from start to finish. We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have been involved.”