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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