A team of eight staff members at Nethergate Academy are holding an exercise-athon to raise money for special equipment for their new sensory room.
Nethergate Academy in Clifton provides education for children with complex learning difficulties. The school aims “To enable every individual to achieve personal wellbeing and a place of value in society through education and promotion of equality.”
In September 2020, Nethergate Academy received a newly built Autism provision unit. Within this building is a brand-new sensory room, but it is in need of sensory equipment.
Nethergate Academy provides education to children ages 5 – 19 within the main school, the Autism Unit however primarily supports children aged 5 – 11 years. All the children here have complex needs with the majority having autism.
Rhea, who is a staff member taking part, said, “Our children at Nethergate Academy are very special individuals who we believe thrive with the right equipment. For us to meet their needs, we need some more equipment for our sensory room.”
Staff members have decided in order to provide what these children need, they should hold an exercise-athon event on Thursday 1st April straight after a full day of work.
Rhea continued, “There will be four pieces of exercise equipment which will be constantly in use from the hours of 6pm until midnight.
“Any donations are greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference to our pupil’s lives. Wish us luck!”
So far, the team of staff have raised £440 of their £1,000 target. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, please visit: https://gofund.me/785aa348