Woodlander's new sensory room - exciting development for the children!
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended the Bailiff's Byngo event, supported our fundraiser, or donated in other ways we have been able to donate over £1,000 to Woodlanders to enable them to convert an unused storage space to a new, fully equipped sensory room. One generous supporter donated £200 to help purchase equipment including a "marble tree".
Sensory rooms provide a quiet space for relaxation, focused activities and a safe space for individual children or small groups, to develop and engage with their senses. They use a variety of stimuli such as lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects and aromas within a safe environment, that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk.
The room is now up and running and the children love it! It's such an important facility for young children whose development has been affected by the challenges of the last two years. Some of the children gave their thoughts on the new room:
Harrison said "it's brilliant"
Bobby said "we can be quiet in here"
When he saw some of the resources, Tommy said "the lights change colour"