Sensory cove unveiled at MES


Anna Thompson and Avery Lawley

On Wednesday October 2nd, Montevallo Elementary School faculty, Shelby County board members and people from the community gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new Outdoor Sensory Cove. In the fall of 2018, Matt Fridy secured a grant to fund the new play area.

Matt Friday said he is “excited for the learning opportunities the Sensory and Cove will provide for our MES students.”

Within the Sensory Cove, there are many different activities for the children. The Sensory Cove is a great area for the kids to improve fine motor skills, blow off steam, and a chance to get out of the classroom.

Principal  Allison Cambell is “so excited about opening the outdoor discovery cove and the indoor sensory path area” She said. “I am so excited about having two different areas for our students to receive a brain break when they need it”

Superintendent Dr. Lewis Brooks also attended the ribbon cutting. He was beyond thrilled stating this is a “great opportunity for kids to get away from school and have fun. It’s very colorful and bright and a great place for children to go.”

Not only is it a place for special education, but any student is welcome. Special Education teacher Rebecca Oden said “The students both in special education and general education enjoy the areas. We always have students who ask to go there” 

Sensory Cove is a way for students to blow off steam and relax in a fun environment. The area has already made a huge impact on students and facility at MES.