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(Ireland) Littleton: Money raised for school sensory room for special needs children

Feb 21, 2018, (Ireland) Tipperary Star: Littleton NS unveil 'state of the art' sensory room thanks to local community https://www.tipperarystar.ie/news/home/298362/littleton-ns-unveil-state-of-the-art-sensory-room-thanks-to-local-community.html Littleton NS has proven that community spirit is alive and well after banding together with the local community to self fund a sensory unit for children with special needs. Over 18 months the community of Littleton organised everything from cake sales to bingo nights to raise a total of €15,000 for a state of the art sensory room at the school. … The idea for a sensory room arose after staff felt it would provide additional supports for children with special needs at the school. However with no funding available, the school took matters into their own hands and with the backing of the staff, Board of Management and Parents Council were determined to raise the money themselves. … Dublin company Adam and Friends, who specialise in fitting out facilities for children with special needs, worked with the school to provide a play area suitable for the needs of every child in the school and according to Principal Clancy the results speak for themselves: “Every single child has benefitted from the addition of this room - it acts as a mindfulness zone, gives kids a chance to reflect and is a relaxing zone for children struggling with emotional difficulties.” Earlier this month the school also received exciting news that they have been sanctioned for a new one ASD unit, set to open next September. …