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Sensory room for children with disabilities opens

One of the cricketing world's most famous voices was in Nottingham today, to open a new sensory room at Carlton Digby Special School.

Jonathan Agnew, or "Aggers" as he is known to cricket fans, has been involved with the Lords' Taverners charity for decades. It specialises in giving disabled children access to sport. Jane Hesketh reports.

'An oasis amongst all the chaos that goes on in their lives'

One of the cricketing world's most famous voices was in Nottingham today, to open a new sensory room at Carlton Digby Special School.

Jonathan Agnew, or "Aggers" as he is known to cricket fans, has been involved with the Lords' Taverners charity for decades. It specialises in giving disabled children access to sport.

Sam from Farndon in Nottinghamshire, has two children at the school, 12-year-old Lucy and 9-year-old James.

She says: "To sum it up it's the oasis amongst all the chaos that goes on in their lives".

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New sensory room opens at school in Nottingham

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Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew, has joined staff and other representatives in opening a new sensory room at a school for children with learning difficulties in Nottingham.

Time spent in a sensory room has been shown to increase spatial awareness, concentration, relaxation and alertness.

The sensory room has been fitted at Carlton Digby School, which caters for 54 young children with considerable learning difficulties.

Teens with learning difficulties wow crowd with dance show

School leavers who have a passion for dancing held their first of two special performances last night.

The entertainers at Freefall Dance, all of which have severe learning disabilities, celebrated the group's 10th anniversary last night with the start of a two night performance at Birmingham's Hippodrome.

Rajiv caught up the group at a training session before the big event.

Teens with learning difficulties prepare to wow audiences tonight

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School leavers with severe learning disabilities and a passion for dancing are preparing to wow audiences tonight with a special performance.

They're celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Freefall Dance Company, which is run by former dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Fox Hollies Performing Arts College in Mosley.

The company says dancing raises their confidence and improves their self-esteem.

Lee Fisher, from the Birmingham Royal Ballet said: "They get all the benefits that anybody would get from dance, physical well being, but also an opportunity to be creative, an opportunity to be part of a community and to be able to male independent choices about what they want to perform."

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