Knockbreda Primary School win £5,000 for new sensory room

Pupils and teachers from Knockbreda Primary School cheer

Knockbreda Primary School in Belfast is thrilled to have won a £5,000 OneFamily Foundation Community Award. The funding will help to create an interactive and multi sensory safe space for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

The new facility at Knockbreda Primary School is critical to promoting alternative coping skills which will enhance the school’s sense of inclusion for children with SEN.

OneFamily customer and classroom assistant, Gail Stewart, nominated Knockbreda Primary School for the £5,000 community award.

“I have a relative with SEN who is a pupil at the school, and when he first started, he found it very difficult to integrate and enjoy the kind of simple activities most of us take for granted. The planned multisensory space will offer a soothing and stimulating area.”
Gail Stewart, OneFamily Customer

The room will contain large pieces of seating and multi sensory equipment that is needed to create a safe and secure environment. In addition, this will also benefit the parents, teachers and classroom assistants at the school.

“There are two units that cater for a variety of needs, including dyslexia, autism, Down Syndrome and additional behavioural needs. The new sensory room will help to alleviate any frustrations some of the children with SEN may feel, and it will also give the children something of their own which we believe is important to their wellbeing”.
Cara Poole, Special Needs Teacher at Knockbreda Primary School

We hope that the pupils and teachers at Knockbreda Primary School in Belfast can really benefit from this fantastic new facility.