Wooden Spoon steps up to help special needs school in Sussex

Wooden Spoon Sussex recently opened its latest project at Step by Step, an independent special needs school near East Grinstead in Sussex.

Support for this wonderful project was made possible thanks to a large donation from Cumnor House School in nearby Danehill. Dedicated Wooden Spoon supporter and Arctic Rugby Challenge-er James Harding, engaged the support of Cumnor as his children attend the school. The pupils and staff embraced the fundraising, including holding a highly successful Christmas Fayre.


Together, the region raised £25,000 of funds for Step by Step, which has created a wonderful new Outdoor Classroom. This facility will provide much needed additional learning and play space at the school, with an innovative feature of a fully retractable roof and outside walls.

The official opening was well attended, including the Headmaster of Cumnor House, Christian Heinrich, as well as representatives from Sussex RFU and nearby East Grinstead RFC, who are long time supporters of Step by Step through their annual Sunshine Sevens tournament.

After James Harding had cut the ribbon, Dona Fidler the Director of Step by Step, expressed her grateful thanks both to Wooden Spoon Sussex and Cumnor House for the generous grant funding. Christian also expressed, on behalf of Cumnor House, how impressed they were with these great new facilities.

We are grateful to everyone who helped make this amazing project happen!