The Joyner Foundation is proud to present a check for $3,000 to Greenfield Elementary School in North Chesterfield to go towards an important need they have recently identified: a new Sensory Room which can help those with learning difficulties interact with the world around them in a safe environment. The money will also be used for reading resources in the library.
Many people don’t realize there are actually seven senses. Most people are familiar with five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. However, we also receive input through two additional senses. But, we also have a vestibular sense, or movement and balance sense, and also a proprioception, or body awareness sense.
A Sensory Room is a specially designed room which combines a range of items to help children and adults develop and engage these seven senses. These rooms can help those who have learning difficulties, developmental disabilities or sensory impairments learn to interact with the world around them, but in a safe environment that builds up their confidence and their ability.
Additionally, reading resources will be purchased for the library, which will be used by all students.
“We are very thankful to the Joyner Foundation for their generous gift,” said Melissa Reams, Principal of Greenfield Elementary School. “This money will go a long way in making needed improvements for our students.”