Gallery: Olympic approval for St Silas’ new sensory room

St Silas Primary School in Toxteth have officially opened its new sensory room today (Friday 11 November) with the help of special guests.

Team GB boxer Natasha Jones, the first woman to box for Great Britain at the Olympic Games was on hand to cut the ribbon alongside Ashley Lewis from the Morgan Foundation.

The sensory room, funded by the Morgan Foundation is named ‘The Bubble’ and is a place for children from pre-nursery to year 3 to learn new skills in lots of different areas. The sensory room will help pupils develop speech and language and will support emotional and social skills. The room will also be a special place for reflection and mindfulness.

Earlier in the year, St Silas approached the Morgan Foundation about a new project as it wanted to open a sensory room to support school children and children in the local community. The Morgan Foundation agreed to fund the project and work began over the summer.

The Morgan Foundation was created in 2001 by Steve Morgan CBE with the purpose of supporting charities across North Wales, Merseyside, West Cheshire and North Shropshire. Since 2001 it has committed over £35m of funding.

Help is focused mainly on those who work directly with children and families, but it is interested in all projects that enhance the quality of life for people in the region, particularly those suffering from disability or disadvantage.

The school’s head girl Lucy Chor and head boy Omer Abobakar led the official opening and welcomed guests to the new facility, alongside pupils from pre-nursery and reception.

The morning ended with the cutting of the celebratory cake, which everyone enjoyed!

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