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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.