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(UK) Holbeach school raises money for "sensory equipment"; 30% of kids are SPED

Nov 11, 2018, Spalding Today: Holbeach Bank Academy fundraisers 'rained' supreme https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/holbeach-bank-academy-fundraisers-dodge-the-showers-to-raise-more-than-300-for-the-school-9048681/ Fundraisers at Holbeach Bank Academy 'rained' supreme when a downpour threatened to ruin their car boot sale. The event was quickly switched indoors and booters were messaged so they knew they would be selling in the dry. As it turned out, only half a dozen of the sellers arrived to set up - 20 were booked - but it was still a magnificent day for the PTA, who raised about £330.[$428 US dollars]… PTA secretary Jemma Baguley says Holbeach Bank Academy has a higher proportion of special needs children than most schools, and it is hoped some of the money will be spent on sensory equipment. … Jemma says the school has 67 pupils and around 30 per cent have special needs, including her two children Grace (7) and Oscar (5), who are both autistic - Oscar also has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). …