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Breakfast Time: Wirksworth Junior School Breakfast Club pupils Karl Cullen, Ruthie Chapman and Bailey Clarke are looking for your vote to be awarded �5000 from the Lloyds Community Schools Fund to create a Sensory Room. in the school.
Breakfast Time: Wirksworth Junior School Breakfast Club pupils Karl Cullen, Ruthie Chapman and Bailey Clarke are looking for your vote to be awarded �5000 from the Lloyds Community Schools Fund to create a Sensory Room. in the school.

A school is hoping a grant will help put a touch of magic into the lives of its pupils.

Wirksworth Junior School, in Wash Green, is asking the public to vote in support of its bid for £5,000 from the Lloyds Community Fund.

The school hopes to use the cash to create a ‘Magic Room’ for vulnerable children, which would feature aromatherapy, music and light in order to create an atmosphere where they can feel safe.

Barbara Southam, bursar at the school, said: “It helps them to calm down – it’s for children who need that little bit extra.”

The school already does a lot to support youngsters, including holding a free breakfast club and nurture group, which is designed to help children relate to each other.

Some of the money would also be used for transition and life skills visits, such as trips to a climbing wall, to give them a challenge and help build their confidence.

To vote in favour of the project, people should visit www.lloydsbankinggroupcommunities.com and search for ‘Wirksworth Junior School’ by September.