Supermarket gives helping hand to Barnstaple special school

A BARNSTAPLE school for children with learning difficulties has been given a helping hand by their local Tesco store. The supermarket has donated �3,450 to help to create a soft play room at Pathfield Special School. The specialist room will cost �12,000

A BARNSTAPLE school for children with learning difficulties has been given a helping hand by their local Tesco store.

The supermarket has donated �3,450 to help to create a soft play room at Pathfield Special School.

The specialist room will cost �12,000 to create and equip using a variety of specialist soft play materials and equipment plus visual and audio technology. The safe and stimulating area will allow for a range of different physiotherapy and therapeutic treatments that will help the children with their flexibility, their sensory needs and general wellbeing.

Deputy headteacher, Abi Staff, said: "This is a wonderful donation. We are now well on our way to being able to create the new room - something that is much needed and that will bring great benefits to our pupils".


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