We are currently fundraising to install a brand new, secure sensory play area to meet the needs of our lower school pupils. St. Dominic’s currently has just one play space for all pupils and students in the school (aged 7 to 19 years).
A dedicated space with age-appropriate play equipment for our youngest pupils (aged 7 to 13) will support them to regulate their emotions and behavior; develop early play skills; and encourage social interaction and skills such as communication, self-confidence, cooperation and independence.
The new play space will be located directly outside our lower school classrooms on a section of terraced garden which is currently unused. This will provide immediate access and breakout space, and avoid younger pupils having to travel across the school to access outdoor play. Alongside our classrooms will be a sand pit, water play and mud kitchen, covered by a polycarbonate canopy. This protection will enable this sensory space to be used in all weathers.
The next level will house swings, talking tubes and a St Dominic’s Tower play unit, echoing the school’s own tower which is also the school logo. This addition will help the younger pupils to feel part of the school’s identity. On the lower level will be sunken trampolines and a fitness trail. All levels will be landscaped and securely fenced.
We welcome donations from individuals, companies and charitable trusts towards this new equipment. Please contact Jessica Zubaidi at email@example.com if you would like to support this vital project.