Whittington Primary School is setting up a ‘magic room’ for pupils after receiving a cash gift from the Tamworth Co-op.
Head teacher Sally Wilmot says the room will be a special place for pupils to experience with magic, music, mood lighting and aromatherapy all helping to create a calming atmosphere.
There will also be soft teddies and games to help develop concentration and skills such as turn taking.
The room will be used to run the school’s Positive Play programme which helps pupils improve their self-esteem, express their feelings and improve their social skills within a safe, supportive environment.
The magic room was made possible thanks to a £831 cheque from the Tamworth Co-operative Society’s Community Dividend Fund.
Shoppers at the village’s Tamworth Co-op convenience store helped to raise the money by donating the dividends they had earned on their shopping to the school. Each branch supports a different community organisation each year and the Tamworth Co-op has paid out more than £30,000 to numerous organisations over the past three years.
“We are very excited that the grant from the Tamworth Co-operative Society has enabled us to set up our Magic Room,” said Mrs Wilmot.
“This will have a really positive impact on the wellbeing and readiness to learn of our pupils in school.”