News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Infant School in Huyton recently welcomed former Liverpool and England player, Sammy Lee, as well as members of the Merseyside branch of Wooden Spoon, the children’s rugby charity, to their school to open a brand new Sensory Room.
The sensory room was a long held dream by the school which was fulfilled through funding from Wooden Spoon.
Sammy Lee was very interested to learn about the different uses and benefits a sensory room can offer a diverse school like St Margaret Mary’s.
Headteacher Mrs Louise Byrne, said: “The sensory room is full of high tech gadgets and gizmos, which use touch, sight and hearing to provide a calm oasis in the midst of a busy school.
“Many different children benefit from the sensory room including children with a wide variety of additional needs.
“For some children, it is a place to go at difficult times, a place to take their mind off their troubles and worries and escape from the world for a short time. A special place. Away from the world. A place to talk. A place to play”.