Castle School unveil new sensory room

18th Dec 2016

The head teacher of a Cambridge special school has told of the “joyful” moment her pupils first stepped foot into its new sensory room.

Castle School has been able to open a new sensory room for its most vulnerable pupils thanks to a grant from the Lord’s Taverners worth over £2,500.

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 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.

The school’s head teacher, Carol McCarthy, said: “We’ve been able to open our new sensory room today, supported by the Lord’s Taverners and the Lady Taverners. The youngsters using the sensory room have got complex needs, so their response to being able to be immersed in a sensory environment is quite beautiful.”

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