Kingsland Primary School is an outstanding rated Special Educational Needs school in Yorkshire, UK, which caters for children with a range of learning disabilities. They asked HAGS to design and build inclusive play areas for each of their two sites.
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The Orbit roundabout
Launched in 2011, the Orbit is one of our best-selling dynamic play items owing to its space-optimising design and great cost per user. Available in four colours, it is also packed with play value and here is why it has won the approval of many children and adults across Europe:
The Orbit roundabout boosts social interaction and promotes inclusive play
The Orbit circular shape promotes face-to-face communication and gives children of different abilities and ages the opportunity to interact with their peers, making it a truly inclusive design. Players are able to see the look of pure delight on their friends ‘faces and they can engage in playful spinning contests, challenging each other to go faster.
Promotes excitement and positive risk-taking
Owing to the slightly tilted outer ring, the Orbit multiplies the power of centrifugal forces. When passengers reach the highest point when spinning, they can feel the full force of gravity and the effect of speed dramatically increases, making it an exhilarating play experience.
Supports children's physical development
Holding onto the fixed central ring, players use their body strength to push themselves around, spin faster or slow down, so it requires a bit of coordination and stamina and provides younger children with the opportunity to develop their motor skills. They can extend the challenge and sit astride or face outwards, thus building core stability and confidence. The rim of the outer ring provides extra grip and ensures a stable and secure sitting position.
Low-maintenance design, approved by industry professionals
The item is delivered fully assembled, saving you time and money on the assembly. The Orbit also requires low maintenance, due to durable and easy to clean materials such as stainless steel and polyethylene.
We’re not the only ones to think that the Orbit roundabout is an amazing product…We’ve sold hundreds of units around the world and in 2012 HAGS received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in the Product Design category.