West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity (WLFC) Chairman of the Board of Directors Derek Parkinson, along with Assistant Provincial Grand master Frank Umbers and Chairman of Ormskirk and Bootle Group Graham Chambers are three members of the West Lancashire Freemasons and they were delighted to attend the opening of the new Rainbow Room at St Nicholas Primary School, Blundellsands.
The Rainbow Room is a sensory room and has an associated specially equipped outside area that has been developed in order to better support the children at the school who have complex special educational needs, whilst also being available to all children.
Through the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity, the Freemasons have provided a donation of £20,774 to help provide specialist equipment and storage facilities in the room and the all-weather canopy for the outside area.
Children who need a very personalised curriculum will benefit from the facilities but the whole school community will also benefit, as it will enable the school to be even more inclusive than it already is. This specialist room and outdoor area will also have beneficiaries for many years to come as more pupils with additional needs move through the school.
Head teacher Becky Woods said: “We are so incredibly grateful for the generosity of the West Lancashire Freemasons who are helping us to realise our vision of supporting all children to achieve as highly as possible. The children are thoroughly enjoying the facilities and resources provided by the Freemasons and we were thrilled that the representatives could attend our grand opening.”