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(UK) Boston: $40,000 (US) for new sensory room at special needs school

May 12, 2018, (UK) Boston (Lincolnshire) Standard: New £30,000 sensory room at Boston school has the ‘Wow’ factor https://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/education/new-30-000-sensory-room-at-boston-school-has-the-wow-factor-1-8495068 A new sensory room has been officially opened at a special school in Boston, after more than £30,000 was raised for the project in just 12 months. The Wow Room, as it is known, was formally unveiled at John Fielding Special School, in Ashlawn Drive, on Thursday by the Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush. It followed a dogged fundraising effort by the school, led by staff member Lucy Allen and supported by colleagues, to re-vamp its existing sensory room. This was approaching 10 years old and the equipment, which was being used on a daily basis, had fallen into a poor state of repair, the school said. … The school provides a specialised curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of its pupils. Learners there range in age from two to 19 and all have severe learning difficulties, while some also have an autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, a physical disability, sensory impairment, medical needs and/or a communication difficulty. The Wow Room, the school says, will form part of the learning process for its pupils, helping them develop new skills through sensory interaction. …