Water Play Activity

Briar Patel

Aquinas College
Tauranga
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Briar saw a need for an alternative way for young people with mental and physical disabilities to learn about pedestrian-crossing safety through an interactive game. She designed a full-size model of the crossing controls and tested this with the young people at a nearby centre. The main objective of the game is to demonstrate cause and effect while teaching students how to be independent. The Water Play Activity develops safety skills but is still fun, and was a real hit!

The Water Play Activity won Best Overall Female and also was a finalist for Senior Engineering, great work Briar!

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