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The image below is part of a piece of equipment found in the playground of a London school.

Playground frame

  • What do you think it is used for?
  • What is the shape of its base?
  • How would you describe it to someone over the phone?
  • Where was the sun, that created such strong shadows, in relation to the 3D structure?

Try to draw a picture of the whole structure from the information you have.

You might also like to make a model of it and shine a light onto it to reproduce all the shadows.