Sussex

Grove Park Special School to get new hydrotherapy pool

Work has started on a new hydrotherapy pool at a special educational needs school in East Sussex.

Grove Park Special School, near Crowborough, caters for pupils with a range of physical and learning disabilities.

The specialist £400,000 warm water pool will help provide therapeutic treatment for the school's 84 pupils.

The school is also hoping to raise £35,000 to buy specialist equipment to use in the pool.

Head teacher Angie Wellman said: "For those children with limited mobility, hydrotherapy gives them a unique opportunity to move freely and with whole body support."

The immersion of all or part of the body can help to facilitate movement, provide pain relief, and promote healing from injury.

A spokeswoman for East Sussex County Council, which paid for the pool, said it is hoped it will be used by the wider community.

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