A seven-year-old boy from Weston-super-Mare has recently done a walk around the town to raise money to help improve the Key Stage Two sensory room at his school, Worlebury St Paul’s Primary School.

A sensory room is a calm space where children can go when they feel overwhelmed. It helps improve various elements of their sensory processing as well as will help children self-regulate their behaviours meaning they re-enter the classroom focused and ready to learn again. 

Finley, who has Sensory Processing Disorder. walked 10 miles from Brean along the cycle path, through Uphill along the seafront, passed the Grand Pier and then onto Birnbeck Pier.

Finley then headed into the woods, along the toll road, and finally on to Sand Point car park in a time of three hours and 40 minutes.

So far Finley has raised £755 for the school.

‘’As a family we are so very proud of Finley and his achievement," his mum Jodie said.

"Not only has his effort helped raise money for a wonderful space for the children to use but it has also has also taught him if he puts his mind to something he can achieve it; not once was there a doubt of completing the 10 miles, even on one of the hottest days of the year!’’

Special Educational Needs Coordinator Mr Mackie added: “We are extremely proud of Finley's hard work in raising money for Key Stage Two sensory resources.

"He has gone above and beyond and has demonstrated Worlebury St. Paul's Church school's values of love, courage, joy and peace. He is an amazing ambassador for the school.”

To help Finlay please check out his donation page - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ks2-sensory-room.