Special Commissions – Chilton Science Garden

Chilton Aluminium Chimes
Chilton Aluminium Chimes

Chilton School had an area of playground that they designated the Science Garden. I was initially asked to do instrument making for it with the pupils. Then I was asked if I could realise the Ball Run that pupils had made sketches for.

Setting up the run
Setting up the run
Chilton Ball Run
Chilton Ball Run – The peg board has lots of pegs and slats made from wood, foam, and tubing with different surfaces that can be fitted to make the balls roll along.

 

Chilton Ball Run - watch the ball
Chilton Ball Run – watch the ball
Adding a Slat
Adding a Slat
Adjusting the supporting peg
Adjusting the supporting peg
Adding a tunnel for the ball to go down
Adding a tunnel for the ball to go down
Checking the pitches on Chilton Batonka
Checking the pitches on Chilton Batonka
Cutting the Tubes on Chilton Batonka
Cutting the Tubes on Chilton Batonka
Playing on the Chilton Batonka
Playing on the Chilton Batonka
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Whispering tubes – children can communicate down these tubes.

 

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