SERF Sudbury

SERF funds sensory paths at Noyes Elementary School

Thanks to Assistant Principal Kristin Moffat and a grant from the Sudbury Education Resource Fund, “sensory paths” were installed at Peter Noyes Elementary School.

Moffat applied for a SERF grant over the winter, with the help of occupational therapist Heidi Strauss and physical education teacher Brian Grigsby, in order to fund a project called “Follow the Sensory Road.” They were awarded $5,700 from SERF for the installation of four colorful, interactive pathways called “sensory paths” in several of the school’s hallways.

While this project benefits students who require sensory breaks the most, it is being used by many at Peter Noyes, including teachers.

The paths at Peter Noyes were developed and installed by a company called The Sensory Path.

SERF is a nonprofit organization that has been enriching public education in Sudbury by providing educational grants like these for over 20 years. For information, visit