A TEAM of fundraisers is preparing to reach new heights in aid of a Chester school.

Swim Success – a Chester-based group which offers swimming lessons for all – will be taking part in a sponsored walk up Mount Snowdon on September 1.

Money raised from the feat will be going towards Dorin Park School and Specialist SEN College in Upton, where Swim Success uses the hydrotherapy pool for swimming lessons, in order to build a sensory diet room.

The team behind Swim Success explained it could already see the superb facilities present at the school, which caters for pupils aged two to 19 with physical and/or learning difficulties and/or complex needs.

Amy Jones, who has set up a GoFundMe page where people can donate to the team's fundraiser, said: "A sensory diet room will provide the pupils with a safe area for them to use.

"A sensory diet essentially entails the adjusting of sensory input to suit an individual's specific sensory needs.

"This is done by utilising suitable sensory products and activities that together form a sensory strategy to target and accommodate those needs. For children, these activities are commonly incorporated into play.

"Having the correct sensory diet in place improves occupational performance and aids the functioning of sensory processing systems, as well as helps to develop key faculties, such as gross and fine motor skills."

It is envisaged a sensory diet room at the school would be used before lessons, maximising pupils' subsequent engagement and helping them with their learning.

Those taking part in the sponsored climb up Mount Snowdon will be swimming instructors from Swim Success and some parents of swimmers, as well as clients and personal trainers from Train Fitness Centre Ltd in Kitchen Street, Chester.

People wishing to donate can do so at www.gofundme.com/a-sensory-diet-room.