After months of planning and a hectic half-term makeover, Shahana Knight‘s vision for a therapeutic classroom environment is about to be unveiled and put to the test by excited year 3 children...

After so much work, reveal day was final upon us – and what a day it was! After months of planning and a half-term makeover challenge that pushed us to the limit (see previous diary entries), this was the day the children would see their new classroom.

The first week back after half-term, and the children were all waiting in the hall while the camera crew was setting up in the classroom.

I had a few moments in the classroom on my own. The teachers had put a clip on the whiteboard of a soft fireplace scene with relaxing music. All the lights were dimmed and the lamps were on. This is something we had discussed as part of the therapeutic school approach. It was perfect.

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