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(Canada) Alberta school gets $16K grant for sensory room/garden to calm students

June 21, 2019, My Grande Prairie (AB) Now: New sensory room, garden hoped to have calming effect on Bezanson School students https://www.mygrandeprairienow.com/58109/new-sensory-room-garden-hoped-to-have-calming-effect-on-bezanson-school-students/ Bezanson School officials are hoping a new sensory room will help their students focus better. With the help of a $13,000 grant, one will be set up in time for the 2019/2020 school year. “They’re often used for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Fetal Alcohol Syndrom Disorders. It helps children calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with other people,” says Principal Elizabeth Linfield. … TAlong with the room, the school has also been given a $3,000 grant to build a student-run garden that would teach them how to grow their own food. Linfield hopes that by putting in these two new calming areas, it might keep children in the classroom longer….