Saturday, 31 October 2009

Play Boulder

Last Friday the Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Wilkes, and the Lady Mayoress graced us with their presence at the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre for the opening of Birmingham's first Play Boulder. You may remember a post some months ago which showed Sue and Keely up in Stoke taking a look at one of these. Thanks to a Big Lottery Fund grant children from Colmer's Junior school designed the new installation. It is made from polystyrene blocks, shaped like rocks, then when it is in place it is covered in 4 inches of concrete and all the foot and hand-holds are worked into it while it is still workable.
The Lickey Hills Country Park is owned by Birmingham although it is in Bromsgrove. This is one project that youngsters from both places can enjoy.