Judi Spiers officially opens WESC new Sensory Room
29 March 2018
Supermarket giant Morrisons has kindly donated £35k towards a brand new therapeutic sensory room for WESC Foundation students and today marks the official opening!
WESC Foundation’s therapeutic sensory room has been officially opened by WESC Ambassador Judi Spiers, Morrisons Supermarket, WESC students, executive team and trustees.
WESC’s sensory room before the revamp was looking tired with old technology and equipment including old light bulbs which used to blow regularly and were difficult to replace and the projector not working as it should. The room has had a complete overhaul thanks to the kind donations from Morrisons (£35K), Crediton Rotary Club (£4k) and WESC Enabler Antony Clark (£500) amongst others.
The once tired old equipment has been ripped out and replaced by brand new therapeutic multi-sensory equipment with a small soft play area as well as lots of cause and effect sensory activities. The new equipment is interactive and responsive to touch and sound and provides visual, tactile and auditory feedback. Cause and effect are fundamental skills to learn in order to develop language and understand and communicate with the world around you.
WESC students will benefit enormously from the new and improved sensory room. These benefits include: increased body and spatial awareness, having fun in a safe environment and exploring independently which sometimes WESC students don’t often get the opportunity to do. If a young person is feeling overwhelmed it provides a space and activities to relax and calm down, equally the equipment in the room provides an opportunity for sensory stimulation such as rocking or moving.
The room gives the ultimate sensory experience!