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DIY SOS: The Big Build  Children in Need – Edinburgh 

Sensory Education helps BBC Children in Need

Sensory Education  are very proud to have been involved in helping BBC Children in Need as part of a BBC ONE special programme: “DIY SOS: The Big Build” for Children in Need.


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The programme featured the renovation of a centre for children with additional needs in Edinburgh.
The Yard helps children and young people from 3 to 25. It is an indoor and outdoor space that welcomes the whole family.
This year the centre celebrated 25 years of helping families deal with the demands of daily life, giving the young people a space to develop their confidence and encouraging them to make lasting friendships.

The Yard receives a grant towards its costs from BBC Children in Need, However building and its outdoor space were in desperate need of a total overhaul. 

Sensory Education donated goods including sensory toys and sensory lighting to BBC Children in Need to provide the children with a wide range of calming toys and lights which will create a delightful sensory experience.

The build took ten days from the end of September to the beginning of October. In all over three hundred people helped transform both building and outdoor play area.

Though the days were long and the work demanding the experience of taking part was an amazing experience.

Kayleigh of Sensory Education described it as ‘One of the most exciting challenges we have had the privilege to be a part off,as a mum myself to a child with a severe medical condition and learning difficulties i understand how vital centres such as the Yard are to families and the children whom use them,and understand that centres such as the Yard quickly become a part of the family and as soon as we heard about the challenge we were delighted to jump in and help meet the challenge and allow the "Yard" in Edinburgh to continue there excellent work and provide another 25 years of amazing work.

DIY SOS: The Big Build Children in Need Special will be shown on BBC1 on Wednesday 14th November at 8pm


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