Handforth Town Council voted unanimously at their December meeting to fund the re-equipping of the sensory room at Handforth Grange Primary School that supports a number of children with complex special educational needs. It is also used for children across the school that may be struggling with their mental health, again as a place for calm reflection.
In recent years much of the equipment in the sensory room has become in need of replacement.
The Town Council grant will be used to provide an Interactive Super Max Bubble Tube, a Vibrating Pillow, an Interactive Fibre Optic Carpet, a Fibre Optics Display Unit with an LED Light Source and a 3D Animation Sensory projector with LED Colour Change.
Deputy head teachers Miss Leigh Green and Mrs Jessica Dolby said "These items will help restore the sensory room to full working ability. The children will benefit from their sensory stimulation. It will enhance learning through play and improve balance and movement. It will help those children who currently struggle with mental health to improve their focus and will provide them with a safe place to relax."
At a school assembly held on Friday 12th January, Mrs Susan Moore, chair of Handforth Town Council, presented the school's head teacher, Mrs Andrea Booth, with a cheque to facilitate the re-equipping of the sensory room.
Mrs Moore, said "The Council are very pleased and proud to assist with the restoration of such an important resource for the school." Led by Mrs Booth, the assembled school thanked the Town Council for their assistance."
Photograph: HTC Chair, Susan Moore (centre) and councillor Roger Small present head teacher Andrea Booth with the Council's cheque.