(UK) Ipswich: New sensory room provides "a calm space for times of difficulty"

Nov 4, 2017, UK Ipswich Star: Ipswich’s Thomas Wolsey School unveils innovative sensory cabin for pupils after year of fundraising An Ipswich school which caters for youngsters with complex physical and learning difficulties has unveiled its new innovative sensory cabin after a year of fundraising. The Thomas Wolsey School in Defoe Road was given £25,000 worth of sensory equipment for its pupils last year by BT and the Lord’s Taverners. … The cabin’s multi-sensory rooms use lights, sounds and textures to help children with their learning and provide a calm space for times of difficulty. Ms Snowling added: “Sometimes the only way we can get a reaction from a child is when they are placed within a sensory environment and what a joy it is to see a child able to engage in this way and to maybe see a smile or a look of excitement or enjoyment on their face.” The school has around 100 pupils aged 3-16 with complex physical or learning difficulties, often needing specialist support. BT and the Lord’s Taverners, are supporting around 30 schools with sensory equipment.