We have launched an appeal to build a new sensory room for our pupils with complex needs. Between now and August 2017, we are aiming to raise £15,000 to build a sensory room for our pupils with complex needs.
In September 2016, we opened a new specialist provision for deaf children with complex needs, without which they wouldn’t have a suitable place to learn. Our specially adapted residential house and classroom space gives them the chance to learn and develop in a safe and happy environment. However, the installation of a sensory room could further improve the quality of life of our pupils, giving them a chance to play and relax in a space tailored to their needs. For that reason, we are asking for you to help us raise the funds we need to build a sensory room at our school.
How can you support the appeal?
Our staff are kick-starting our fundraising appeal by participating in a 5k obstacle challenge. Sponsor them here
If you prefer to donate by cash or cheque, please call 01273 682362 and ask for Jenna.
How can businesses support the appeal?
We have sponsorship packages available for companies looking to support this appeal. You can support us by funding a specific piece of equipment or be named as a sponsor of our 5k obstacle challenge team, with your company logo on their running shirts. For details call Jenna on 01273 682362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How will your support make a difference?
- £60 could pay for a mirror ball to reflect light around the room
- £300 could pay for a vibrating, vinyl covered foam floor pad
- £1,000 could pay for an interactive light tube
- £15,000 could pay for the full costs of contents and installation of a new sensory room
Percy’s Story by Lacy (Key Worker)
Percy is 14 years old and as his key worker, I would love to tell you a bit about him. Percy had complications at birth which resulted in him having limited hearing and vision, leaving him with limited hearing and vision. He also has epilepsy as well as cerebral palsy that affects all four limbs, making it difficult for him to keep his balance.
Bright sunlight can make him feel anxious, so on a sunny day, our playground isn’t ideal. He does, however, get great enjoyment from switching lights on and off, and can often be found switching the lights around the school!
A sensory room would give him the chance to have control of his surroundings, from the colour and brightness of the lights to the calming aromas that can fill the room. Fitted in a space with soft furnishings and tactile resources, a sensory room would enable him to play and relax safely. He had use of a sensory room at his previous school, where we are told that he would love to relax and listen to music.