A rugby star visited a Biggleswade school to open its new sensory log cabin.
Will Fraser, of Saracens and England Saxons, cut the ribbon to officially open the new room at St Andrew’s Lower School in Biggleswade.
Will is honorary president of Wooden Spoon charity’s Hertfordshire branch who provided £12,000 to fund the facility.
The log cabin’s primary role will be to provide children at the school with pastoral care - social and emotional aspects of learning.
St Andrew’s Lower applied for funding earlier this year and after being successful, the cabin was constructed during the summer holidays.
Headteacher Sue Rolfe told guests at the official opening on Thursday, October 17: “We want all our children to have a sense of self belief and self worth.
“For the children who get to use this cabin, sometimes that can be hard.
“The activities and the work they do in here with the staff, in this safe and caring room, I think really does raise their self belief and self worth.”
The Wooden Spoon rugby charity was founded in 1983 and has granted more than £20 million to community projects aimed at making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
John Batters, chairman of the Herts branch, said: “The whole idea is to stir a smile from the children.
“It is days like today where we see the benefit that the children glean, and we can see their smiles as they use the facility, that makes it all worthwhile.”
A whole host of local businesses assisted with the project. They included Beaver Sheds, Hydroclean, Beaver Construction, Henlow Building Supplies, Alma Engineering, Marline Ltd, John Seymour Carpets, Langford Garden Centre, Homebase Gardens and Anglian Water.