Rowanfield School

Edinburgh, Scotland

September 2018

Merlin’s Magic Wand has teamed up with Edinburgh Dungeon to transform an unloved classroom into a magical new Castle inspired soft play area, for pupils at Rowanfield School.

Rowanfield School is situated in the North of Edinburgh and is a citywide, multi-agency school for primary aged children with severe and complex social, emotional and behavioral needs. Who promotes independent learning through the use of play, outdoor adventure, first-hand learning, exploration, and discovery. The transformation of a once unloved classroom into a NEW magical sensory soft play area will mean the children will be able to have even more fun whilst learning through play at school.

The students at Rowanfield were in need of a fun, safe space which can be used all year round for physical active play. The objective of the Merlin’s Magic Spaces project was to transform a dated classroom to Castle themed soft play adventure. This, in turn, encourages the children to develop their physical, social, mental and emotional skills by exploring the Castle and having LOTS OF FUN using their balancing, jumping and climbing skills.

Rosy Hume – Acting Headteacher at Rowanfield School said:
“The Magic Space at Rowanfield School was created through our close collaboration with The Edinburgh Dungeon, finally opening its doors to pupils in August after four months. Our Pupil Council and staff were heavily involved in providing ideas to help the designers. Their first reactions were mainly stunned silence; they were totally overwhelmed - a couple of the older students screamed with delight! Today we had a parent show up as her son (who rarely talks about school) had invited her to come in and see it as he was so excited! We can’t thank Merlin’s Magic Wand enough!”

Stuart Jarman – General Manager Edinburgh Dungeon said:
“Merlin’s Magic Wand is a great charity and we are excited to not only be launching the first Magic Space within the Dungeon estate but in Scotland. Rowanfield School is a valuable asset to the Edinburgh community and it's fantastic to be able to support this venture and provide a space for the community to enjoy. The Edinburgh Dungeon is known for providing memorable and fun experiences and we hope that the new addition at the school will do this.”

Now that this amazing new Magic Spaces Project is in place Edinburgh Dungeon will continue working with the school through providing days out and engaging the children with Merlin’s Magic on Tour.


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The Charity makes FUN accessible to children with three Magic Spells: "Magical Days Out" providing tickets and contributing towards a travel grant for families to enjoy their day at a Merlin Entertainments’ attraction; "Merlin’s Magic On Tour" working with our local communities at hospitals and hospices to bring the magic to the children wherever they are; and "Merlin’s Magic Spaces" designing and creating amazing projects in hospitals, orphanages, learning centres and more all around the world.

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a charitable trust registered with the UK Charities Commission, registration number 1124081. Merlin’s Magic Wand Trustees Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 06511344.

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