Toyota UK and Remap help enhance OT at Maple View School

Thank you to Toyota UK and Steven McCordick from charity Remap Stephen (pictured with TMUK Principal Engineer, Nick Key received a request from the groups’ Maple View School in Mackworth, Derby, who cater for children aged 7-16 years of age with moderate to severe learning difficulties. They wanted a tea cup-style roundabout to develop gross motor skills. The wheel rotates to spin the equipment around so, not only does it provide lots of fun, it is also great for developing shoulder muscles, balance, and coordination. Whilst the equipment is commercially available, it is too small and has a limited weight restriction for older pupils. Remap, requested a Toyota steering wheel Pictured trying out the finished item, Stephen Akers, Occupational Therapist at Maple View School, said “Thank you to Remap and Toyota for building us this roundabout. It’s a great addition to the equipment in our Occupation Therapy room and provides an opportunity for our children to stimulate and regulate themselves, as well as develop coordination and muscle tone. The Toyota steering wheel certainly makes the activity more engaging”.