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Garden rooms make a difference in Morecambe

WOODEN Spoon Lancashire West Coast’s latest project, the Garden Rooms at Morecambe Road Special School, Morecambe was officially opened on a cold dark January morning. The school has more than 50 years of experience in teaching children with special educational needs. Staff encourage and inspire the children to realise their own academic and personal potential whilst developing coping strategies that help them raise self-esteem and build confidence for the many life challenges they face.

The official opening was undertaken by Lancashire’s Honorary President Sir Bill Beaumont CBE, where he addressed a full school assembly and told the children of his forthcoming visit to Buckingham Palace. A tour of the school followed where Sir Bill was photographed with several groups of children and signed shirts and rugby balls for members of staff.

Sir Bill praised the staff and children and the great atmosphere in the school.

Wooden Spoon contributed £25,000 to the two Garden Rooms which will be a fantastic new asset to the school, creating extra space and where groups of children will be able to get out of the main school building and engage in a wide variety of activities.

The new area offers children an opportunity to learn more about science, nature and how to work as a team to achieve their goals. It is in complete contrast to what the children currently experience and will provoke and stimulate new thought processes. By having on hand a range of different activity stations, it encourages more pupils to participate in learning, play and exercise ensuring the children becoming more active which in turn will have a positive effect on health.

Morecambe Road School

Sir Bill outside the Garden Rooms with a few of the children, staff and governors and holding the National RUAble Tag Championship Cup which the school proudly won in 2012.

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