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(UK) Stokes primary school gets sensory room; "calm/relaxing space" for students

Jan 25, 2019, Stokes Sentinel: Eleven-year-old raises £770 [$1,013 US dollars] for sensory room at his primary school https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/eleven-year-old-raises-770-2470274 Pupils will enjoy a brand new sensory room thanks to fantastic young fund-raiser Cai Dyer. The 11-year-old raised £770 in just eight weeks to equip a room at Gladstone Primary Academy with soft furnishings, lamps and cushions. … The sensory room will provide a calm and relaxing space for pupils at the academy. Cai wanted to raise funds for the project after a similar facility helped him deal with his previous behavioural issues. … Cai said he enjoyed picking out all of the items and his favourite picks are a fish lamp and LED lights. After struggling with his behaviour at school, Cai was referred to Opus – an inclusion centre at Ball Green Primary School – where he spent two months on an intensive intervention course to learn how to build his self-esteem. Cai spent a lot of time in the centre's sensory room and it had an immediate and drastic impact on his behaviour. …