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(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 http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich-s-thomas-wolsey-school-unveils-innovative-sensory-cabin-for-pupils-after-year-of-fundraising-1-5265389 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.