ON Thursday 30th January Thameside Primary were having a double celebration. Not only were all of the staff celebrating Mr Wilson, the full time attendance officers 80th birthday but they were also celebrating the opening of the school’s new sensory room. The school has transformed a little used office space, into a high tech sensory room, full of incredible equipment such: Bubble tubes, mirrors, vibrating beanbags, musical wall mats, lights and tactile toys, to provide a unique and stimulating learning environment that will enable our children to thrive.
The school has a high number of special needs children in the school 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 Wilson and Mr Griffiths, the CEO of St Cleres Multi-Academy Trust. Mrs Bray the head-teacher of Thameside Primary said, “The opening of the sensory room is the culmination of a great deal of hard work. We now have a fantastic new space for our pupils, which is helping them to develop their communication and social skills and tolerance to sensory stimuli.