New sensory path installed at Christchurch School and Oaktree Centre’s forest school area

A new sensory path has been installed at Christchurch School and The Oaktree Centre’s forest school area in Rhyl, thanks to a collaboration between Denbighshire County Council and infrastructure company, Balfour Beatty.

The new sensory path, which was completed recently, has been installed on the grounds of the local family centre, which is designed to reduce anxiety, stress & excessive energy, encourage exploration and interaction.

The path is 3m x 6m, and features 17 unique sensory squares in total and was completed with the help of Balfour Beatty and local sub-contractor D. Morgan. The squares are made of robust materials, so that they can withstand all forms of play.

Dawn Anderson, Childcare & Play Development Manager at Denbighshire County Council said:

“This new path is absolutely brilliant. It will be used by children in the nearby school and also children from The Oaktree Integrated Children’s Centre. Between the school and the centre, there will be over 650 children having access to it each day.”

Chris Hull, Balfour Beatty Project Manager said:

“We are thrilled that we have been able to help The Oak Tree Centre, to encourage play and create lasting memories for the local children. A big thank you to our own team, and D Morgan’s team for building the path, organising all the materials and resources, making sure the build was completed to the highest standards.”

Rhiain Morrlle, Head of Service for Education and Children said:

“This new sensory path ensures an all-inclusive approach, helping to create fun and lasting memories for all children. It can be accessed by hundreds of local children each day, providing them with a fun and exciting new way to play and express themselves.”