We are thrilled to announce that John Fielding Special School have smashed their fundraising target for their long awaited Sensory Room Project. The amount raised now exceeds £23,000 and the installation of the much needed bespoke sensory equipment can begin!
John Fielding Special School provides a broad and differentiated curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of all their pupils. Pupils can range in age from 2 -19 years old and all have severe learning difficulties, some also have an autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, a physical disability, sensory impairment, medical needs and/or a communication difficulty.
They currently have a sensory room that was devised 9 years ago and fundraised for internally. The equipment is used on a daily basis and is now in a poor state of repair. Many items have had to be removed completely and the room is now mostly used as a calming space for pupils.
The space requires complete refurbishment and the purchase of new bespoke sensory equipment.
Karen Smith, Head of Site, “We are immensely grateful to all the generous funders for helping us achieve our goal. Our staff and volunteers worked so hard to get us off the starting block, raising a whopping £5,069 themselves. Following the donations that have now come in from these generous organisations, we are now busy arranging the installation. We cannot thank everyone enough, the newly fitted sensory room with make a huge difference to our pupils.”
All the staff and pupils from John Fielding School would like to say a huge thank you to: