INDIAN Queens Primary School were delighted when Newquay Towan Blystra Lions offered to help fund a new sensory room which is being developed to support students during their primary years education experience.
A sensory room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. It is especially helpful to those who have learning difficulties, developmental disabilities or sensory processing impairments, helping them learn to interact with the world around them in a safe environment that builds up their confidence and their ability.
The Friends of Indian Queens School group advised the Lions of the plans when the club were reviewing applications for funding last month as part of their Quarterly Grant Scheme. This initiative, funded from the Towan Blystra Community Account, enables local not-for-profit organisations to apply for up to £500 to assist with projects which benefit the local community in some way. The Community Account is fed by charitable donations and proceeds from fund-raising events such as Newquay Beer Festival, Giant Easter Egg Raffle and a variety of other public collections.
After members of the Lions had been given a tour of the school and seen the plans for the sensory room, Towan Blystra Lion Vice-President, Heather Stanley said: “What a excellent use of a spare room which will provide such an important facility for the school. We are delighted to be able to help everyone at Indian Queens progress this project and look forward to seeing the sensory room when it is finished.”
Caption: Lion VP Heather Stanley presents the cheque to teacher Eloise Roseby and members of the school Parliament. Also pictured are teacher, Mark Harding and Lions Phil Bunt and Barbara Pearson.
The Children presented the Lions with a “Thank You” card. Lion Phil showing it off to the camera.