10:02am Friday 11th October 2013
STUDENTS and staff at St Rose’s School, in Stroud, recently celebrated the opening of a new sensory room.
Dame Janet Trotter, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, opened the new room in September and also St Martin’s Centre – a specialist college for young people aged 19 to 25 with physical and learning disabilities.
The new £30,000 sensory room has been funded with support from The Pied Piper Appeal, The Sedbury Trust and The Gyde Trustees.
Headteacher Jan Daines said: “This wonderful resource, designed by St Rose’s occupational therapist, Abi Collins, compliments the range of facilities at the school and ensures that students receive the very best experience.”
The room has a vibrating wall that children can lean against to feel the movement.
There is a heated water bed which music can be played through so pupils with impaired hearing can feel the music as it vibrates through the water.
It also includes interactive light panels for different learning and developing hand skills.
St Martin’s Centre provides day and residential courses to meet the needs of each learner and works closely with nearby Stroud and South Gloucestershire College.
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