Magical Moments For Brookfields

The pupils at Brookfields School in Widnes are set to enjoy some truly ‘magical’ moments thanks to a donation from the Steve Morgan Foundation.

The community special school provides inclusive and specialised education for 81 children with severe and complex learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.

And now, having previously funded £7,500 for a Sensory Room back in 2012, the Steve Morgan Foundation has made a grant of £6,000 towards a Sensory Guru Magic Carpet.

The portable and interactive sensory mat, which can be linked to an iPad, projects games and images onto the floor, and can offer curriculum learning through the art of technology.

“The Magic Carpet can be used in all areas of the curriculum, supporting pupils’ sensory needs and enhancing their communication with their peers,” says Karen Charles, Enable Funding Officer with the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“It will allow children with wide ranging abilities to be able to play together and develop their social skills, such as sharing and co-operating with their fellow pupils.

“They will be able to access the equipment at all times of the day, improving their language and communication development through the different themed activities via the interactive floor.

“Pupils will be able to develop their imaginations and flexibility of thought, and also enjoy an increased feeling of independence by engaging with all the different activities available on the device.

“The Steve Morgan Foundation is delighted to be able to help Brookfields School with the purchase of the Magic Carpet and we look forward to the pupils and staff enjoying it for many years to come.”

The Brookfields School raised £2,585 themselves towards the new Magic Carpet through their Parents, Teachers and Friends Association, and are hugely appreciative of the Enable grant which has allowed the new equipment to be purchased.

“We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the Steve Morgan Foundation for providing a grant to purchase a Sensory Guru Magic Carpet,’ is their response to the latest funding.

“It is an interactive floor that is a fantastic resource for using with our pupils to undertake a wide range of activities, from cause and effect to turn-taking and even sharing stories.

“Our teachers have had training on using the amazing resource and we look forward to seeing the children exploring all of the different activities.”

 

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