JOY as Teacher from Crudwell Primary School in Malmesbury goes the extra mile to raise funds for a support room.

Forest School leader and speech and language teacher, Juliet Trevaskis, provides the children with emotional literacy support sessions.

She found the School had no money to develop her work so she decided to raise the funds.

Sian Nickson administration assistant at Crudwell School said: "As a school, we obviously care deeply about all the children we teach. But also as a Church of England school, we look out particularly for those children who may be struggling and need some extra support or just a boost, to help them not only academically but also personally, socially and spiritually.

"The new Emotional and Literacy Support (ELSA) base is a wonderful safe space, supporting children with ADHD, sensory requirements and autism as well as other needs.

"Julia worked incredibly hard all summer, talking to individuals and businesses, explaining the benefits and securing funding for the mobile unit.

Local businesses, trusts and members of the community have supported the project including Oakwell Breakfast Club, Nurden’s, Duncan Norman Trust, John and Sheena Trust and Hilditch Auctioneers from Malmesbury.

"We are so lucky to now have our ELSA base at school but also incredibly fortunate to have a member of staff who cares so much for the children she works with, who went above and beyond, to provide this wonderful facility for them.

"The children absolutely adore her. She has a special talent of raising their spirits and self-belief and making them feel very special. That is why she has done this, to improve the lives of the young people she works with each day."