Our Stories - Kirkhill Primary School

When the going gets tough for kids at Kirkhill Primary School, they know there's a place they can go to ease the pressure.
The Teddy Bear Foundation paid for a "Chill-Out" zone at the Newton Mearns mainstream school, which boasts a roll of 556 children.

Janette Neillie is the school's Inclusion Facilitator, whose job it is to ensure that Kirkhill pupils with additional support needs get all the help they require.
She said: "I knew Barry from my previous school, Isobel Mair, and told him we could be doing with some equipment and a quiet place to help kids relax.

"He agreed to fund the chill-out room, which now has Scrabble, some soft toys and even a punch-bag, to let some children blow off steam.
"There are real benefits to having this facility.  "Even five minutes in there, with the lights off listening to some calming music, can really help a child."

The "Chill-Out" zone at Kirkhill School allows pupils to both let off steam and step back from the stress of class.

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