Using a grant from the staff council fund, money raised from MacIntyre’s Spinnaker Tower abseil and MacIntyre’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Challenge, the staff at MacIntyre School have recently refurbished a storage room; turning it into a brand new Therapy Zone.
Using input from staff, The Therapy Team agreed that a dedicated therapy space would be beneficial to students at the school. Now, after weeks of hard work, the room is open to students.
Jessica Norris, MacIntyre’s Extended Curriculum Co-ordinator said:
“I am pleased to say the room is up and running and the students have started to become familiar with the new calm space, even participating in sensory circuits.”
Referring to MacIntyre’s Spinnaker Tower abseil on 17 June, she added:
“We abseiled 97 metres down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and it was an exhilarating and wonderful experience. I was lucky enough to exceed my target of £200 and raise just over £300 to go towards some more equipment for the new Therapy Zone.”
From September, student’s timetables will include therapy sessions using the Therapy Zone. Alongside individual Therapy sessions with the school’s Occupational Therapists and SALT team, there will also be opportunities to participate in group sessions, such as yoga and a spa group.