Sheffield’s special schools receive new sensory book

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A brand new multi-sensory book has been created for all special schools across Yorkshire including six in Sheffield thanks to funding from Yorkshire Building Society.

The book was created by Bag Books after the charity was voted as a winner in a £150,000 cash giveaway that was set up by the Society to leave a lasting legacy in local communities.

The schools to receive the book in Sheffield are Seven Hills School, Norfolk Park School, Wooley Wood School, Mossbrook School, Talbot Specialist School and Paces High Green School for Conductive Education.

Bag Books was one of 15 projects chosen by members of the public during the Society’s 150th year to receive a £10,000 cash boost.

The charity has used the money to produce a brand new multi-sensory book for children and adults with learning disabilities with copies of the book being donated to each of the 47 special schools across Yorkshire.

Bag Books supports people with learning disabilities through the provision of multi-sensory books and storytelling.

The new book, called A Pirate Adventure, tells the tale of a surprise pirate-themed birthday party thrown by Harry for his friend Jake.

Stuart Cummings, Director of Services for Bag Books, said: “We were thrilled when our project was chosen to be funded as part of the Yorkshire Building Society Lasting Legacy Fund. Now the book is complete and has been delivered to the schools it is having a real impact in the communities that we serve.”

Pauline Giroux, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We were proud to commemorate our milestone anniversary by helping charities.”