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Parklands pupils receive the cheque from Spifax construction group.

By Laura Crawford

Staff and pupils from Parklands Primary School in Helensburgh were invited to a special lunch at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow to tell guests how charity funding from SPIfox has benefited them.

SPIfox was launched in 1983 by a group of property and construction professionals, with the main objective of raising funds to help disadvantaged young people.

The sensory room at Parklands was in need of refurbishment and, following a visit from SPIfox, the charity agreed to fully fund a complete overhaul of the room, costing more than £22,000.

The work was carried out in February this year and the children are now benefiting from lots of interactive high tech equipment, including an interactive floor mat that works alongside a variety of programs for different abilities, as well as a fibre optic curtain, star carpet and aurora borealis tube.

McNeilly Yvonne.jpg 2Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, left,  said: “We want the very best start for all our young people so it’s wonderful to hear that the children at Parklands are thriving from their new sensory room.

“It’s great that the pupils were invited along to the Hilton Hotel to talk to guests about the benefits of the school’s new facilities and I would like to thank SPIfox for all their help and support.”

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