The Lea Primary School in Harpenden has converted an old shipping container, previously used for storage, into a Wellbeing Hub for its pupils. 

The school prides itself on giving high priority to helping pupils with mental health issues and assisting those who need extra support, and saw this as an opportunity to provide a new facility for the children.

The project was made possible through funding from The Lea's PTA and a grant from The Harpenden Trust.

Headteacher James Berry said: "In any school there is always a challenge to try and create more space and this project has given us an entire new room."

The Lea’s SENCo, Sally Davey, said: "The importance of having a quiet area away from the hubbub of the main school cannot be underestimated.

"This dedicated area allows pupils to take a break, relax, and recharge, ultimately contributing to their overall wellbeing and potentially enhancing their ability to focus and engage in their learning.

"It also provides a calm area for additional 1-2-1 learning."

A school spokesperson added: "Overall, this project is a shining example of how creative thinking and community support can come together to address challenges in educational settings.

"Converting an old shipping container into a wellbeing hub demonstrates a commitment to fostering a positive and nurturing environment for students' holistic development."