Room For All

With the help of an £8,000 grant from Wooden Spoon Yorkshire, Riccall Community Primary School was able to provide a sensory space for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.

The North Yorkshire school has transformed the space to offer a calming environment with an area for children to explore sensory experiences. Emma’s son Mason loves the new space: “The new sensory room gives Mason a safe environment to explore his senses and regulate his feelings. Mason is four, he has a diagnosis of ASD and is non-verbal.”

Riccall School has put in place the sensory space to ensure the inclusion of SEN children in a mainstream setting. “We feel happier knowing he has this place to visit at school when he needs it. Mason is extremely happy at school and we receive several photos of him enjoying the room on a weekly basis. He is full of energy, loves to be outdoors, enjoys exploring, dancing and all things messy. He has a beautiful laugh and a smile that stretches across his face. The sensory space is a super addition to the school that we know he loves.”