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A new sensory room for Tram House

8th July 2022

Pupil playing in sensory room with Speech and Language Therapist

Our brand-new sensory room at Tram House School is looking amazing!  

With growing numbers of students, making the best use of every corner of the building matters. The Therapy Team have been on a mission to transform a small office at the top of the school into a multi-purpose sensory room. Now, through the support of our amazing donors and fundraisers, we are delighted to reveal the transformation.

Many of our pupils have sensory processing difficulties. This means that their central nervous system does not organise sensory information into appropriate responses. A lot may feel like a little, or a little might feel like a lot.  

The space has been transformed with soft wall and floor padding, and seating areas to provide our secondary-aged learners with the opportunity to relax and feel safe and calm. Purpose-made lighting equipment, beanbags and sound boxes complete the room to give our learners a full sensory experience. 

As well as a safe space for pupils to find respite, the room gives our Therapy Team new teaching opportunities. There are endless chances to develop fine and gross motor skills, encourage imaginative and creative play as well as build social skills such as turn-taking and teamwork. 

“It has been a joy to see our pupils making use of this much needed space at Tram House School. The resource really supports our pupils to manage their sensory needs throughout the day. It provides them with a safe and age-appropriate space to regulate themselves. It’s yet another valuable space to support learning, run therapy groups and support our pupils’ independence”. Tom Bailey, Head of Therapy Services.

We are extremely grateful to all the parents, supporters, and school staff that helped make this project happen. A special mention goes to Jessica Hargreaves (Occupational Therapist) who ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon with her mum, Valarie, raising £1,760 between them. 

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