New Trampoline for St Brigid's, Limerick
We're super pleased to share that the Irish Society for Autism have kindly donated a new trampoline to St Brigid's Limerick as part of the Bounce for Autism program.
As Michaela of St Brigid's shares the trampoline is expected to deliver tremendous benefits for their students -
St Brigid's Ns is a mixed DEIS primary school in Limerick City. The school was set up in 1978 and over the years our school has grown and we now have 470 pupils.
St Brigid's is very much an inclusive school. We cater for pupils from a range of backgrounds. We have over 50 pupils in our mainstream classes with autism and we also have a special class.
We are also due to openable a second Autism class in the coming year.
We have a very large AEN team of 12 teachers and 8 SNAs. We work hard every day to ensure we provide a holistic education to all our pupils.
We are very much an active school and have been awarded the active school flag. With such a large cohort of pupils in Autism we understand the importance of exercise as a tool to help our children with autism regulate.
We would absolutely love a trampoline as it would allow us to offer vestibular sensory input which is very important to ensure these children can self regulate and thus access their learning.
As noted we are a DEIS school, we would really appreciate this opportunity as it would allow us to put in place a very practical resource which would bring so much to so many.