The Edinburgh Dungeon creates new school Magic Space

Merlin’s Magic Wand has teamed up with The Edinburgh Dungeon to transform an unloved classroom into a magical new Castle-inspired soft play area, for pupils at Rowanfield School.

Rowanfield School is situated in the North of Edinburgh and is a citywide, multi-agency school for primary aged children with severe and complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. The schoool promotes independent learning through the use of play, outdoor adventure, first-hand learning, exploration, and discovery.

The transformation of a once unloved classroom into a new magical sensory soft play area means the children are able to have even more fun whilst learning through play at school. The new space encourages the children to develop their physical, social, mental and emotional skills by exploring the Castle and having fun using their balancing, jumping and climbing skills.

“The Magic Space at Rowanfield School was created through our close collaboration with The Edinburgh Dungeon, finally opening its doors to pupils in August after four months. Our Pupil Council and staff were heavily involved in providing ideas to help the designers."

Rosy Hume, Acting Head teacher at Rowanfield School, said,

“Now that this amazing new Magic Spaces Project is in place The Edinburgh Dungeon will continue working with the school through providing days out and engaging the children with Merlin’s Magic on Tour.”

Stuart Jarman, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon,