Thanks to a generous £15,000 donation to Ruskin Mill Land Trust from the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, the renovation of Brantwood Specialist School’s school hall is one step closer.
The donation will help transform Brantwood’s hall into a dynamic and inclusive hub for physical activity, which will be central to the school’s social fabric for years to come. transform Brantwood’s hall into a dynamic and inclusive hub for physical activity, which will be central to the school’s social fabric for years to come.
As our students have come to us because their needs cannot be met in mainstream school, there are often difficulties for them surrounding: group interaction, willingness and ability to engage in education. However, with our new hall space, the right activities and expert leadership, our students will be encouraged to develop a new outlook on physical education, developing positive mechanisms for improved well-being. This will empower students to be comfortable in their own bodies, meaning they are then more socially equipped to learn. With often traumatic and difficult lives, our students deserve the opportunity to relax and have fun, fulfilling the natural need to express themselves physically, in a safe and fit-for-purpose environment.
Therefore, this Transformative Movement hub will have accessible toilet facilities and showers, optimised layout, insulation, lighting, storage, movement equipment and independent street access. This will be pivotal to the health and wellbeing of our SEN students, whilst also being available to the public out of school hours, boosting community engagement in physical activity. The fundraising drive, continues and we look forward to updating you on our new Hall later in 2020.