THANKS to all the people in the UK who play the National Lottery, Stanford le Hope Primary now has an amazing sensory room!
The Big Lottery Fund provided £10,000 allowing the school to transform a small, little used office space, into a high tech sensory room, full of incredible equipment such as mirrors, bean bags, mats, lights and tactile toys, to provide a unique and stimulating learning environment that will enable our children to thrive. The school PFA are now looking in to buying more sensory toys for the room to make the experience even more special for the children who use the room.
The school has a nursery assessment base and a base for visually impaired children and the room will especially enhance the provision for these children. However they will not be the only children to benefit from this fantastic space. It will provide both a haven of calm for some children and a stimulating, exciting environment for others in which to explore all of their different senses.
The room was officially opened by Mr Griffiths, the CEO of St Cleres Multi-Academy Trust on 5th May 2018. Mrs Bray the head-teacher of Stanford le Hope Primary said, “The opening of the sensory room is the culmination of a great deal of hard work which started way back in December 2017. It’s amazing to see the children enjoying the room and benefiting from the effects of the different stimuli.”