Westfield School

Weymouth, Poole

April 2017

Merlin’s Magic Wand has teamed up with SEA LIFE Weymouth to give a complete redesign and rejuvenation to Westfield School’s garden. Westfield School is a complex specialist needs school which caters for children with severe and complex learning difficulties and disabilities from ages 4-19. Most of the children are unable to visit our attractions due to their specialist needs.

The objective of creating a new sensory space for the children will be to provide magical and immersive, hands on experience beaming with amazing discoveries for all the children. Children learn through play and by combining elements of SEA LIFE throughout, it will ensure that every child experiences a magical day, every day if they are unable to visit our attractions.

The children use outdoor spaces a lot as they struggle to cope in classrooms and enclosed spaces. The new garden has been transformed into a self-guided sensory learning garden.

The General Manager from SEA LIFE said We have worked with Westfield School closely over the past year or so and after visiting their school a couple of times this year, we really wanted to bring SEA LIFE and “Amazing Discoveries” to the children by transforming a space they don’t currently use. Some of the children are not fortunate enough to be able to visit us so we really want to bring the magic to them.

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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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