PPL funding brings sensory equipment to Stevenage

27th Jul 2016
PPL funding brings sensory equipment to Stevenage

Pupils at Greenside School in Stevenage are to benefit from new multi-sensory equipment which will give young people with disabilities the chance to dramatically enhance their learning experience in a stimulating new environment.

The school, which caters for pupils with severe, complex and profound needs, received a cheque earlier this week for £5,000 for the equipment which was been made possible thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and the Lord’s Taverners.

Multi-sensory rooms feature a relaxing and stimulating variety of lights, sounds and textures, which help children with physical and learning disabilities to engage in a learning environment that suits their educational needs.

The equipment helps children to develop communication and physical skills, build friendships and boost confidence. It can also improve children’s physical and mental health, help them develop emotional responses and improve basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Dave Victor, Head Teacher at Greenside School, said: “Everyone at Greenside School is delighted with our new multi-sensory resource, which offers exceptional learning opportunities for all of the pupils at Greenside School, especially in the development of communication skills which is our highest priority. I am very proud that our school is now able to provide such a high quality, specialist facility, which I know will be of lasting benefit to all our pupils. There are now 133 pupils at Greenside aged 2 to 19 years who have severe or profound learning difficulties. The new resource would not have been possible without the generosity of the Lord Taverners and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who support this wonderful charity.”

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