On Friday 17 April a milestone was reached at Sheringham Woodfields School.Â The school is purpose built for children with severe and special educational needs and it officially opened its new Sensory Room on this day.
David Gooch, Deputy Sheringham Mayor and Ruth Diver MBE, a retired Woodfields School teacher who was awarded the MBE for her outstanding work with children and teenagers with learning disabilities, were there to perform the opening ceremony.
The new Sensory Room will provide physical and mental stimulation to Woodfields School pupils and has been financed by 18 months of fundraising which, along with many generous donations, raised the necessary Â£50,000.Â Some donations came as a result of bereavements in families with a close association with Sheringham Woodfields School.
The Sensory Room has been supplied and fitted by Experia Innovations and is fully accessible to wheel-chair users. It will be in full-use during term time but also available to the wider community after hours or during holiday times when the school is closed.
Ten pupils can be in the room at the same time and it is driven by its own computer server system.Â Â It features bubble tubes, a bubble wall, mirrors and stars, an infinity tube, water bed, a sound activated fantail, a digital projector, scanners and trackers, an aurora projector, fibre optics, a sound system and a colour control system.Â Everything can be controlled by an ipad by staff, or by any of the pupils in the room.
âIâm very pleased the room is being put to good use and proving beneficial to Sheringham Woodfields School pupils,â said Matthew Smith, Business Manager of SheringhamÂ Woodfields School. He continues, âI would like to express my gratitude to everybody involved in this project; and to Simon Turnbull, Site Manager, for all his hard work and support throughout the project.â
Sheringham Woodfields School is once again proud to support the Crab and Lobster Festival (http://www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk/).
Our entry into the ship wheel competition can be seen within the window of Woodfields Den.
The school is pleased to announce that work has recently finished on the schools new Sensory Room install. Below are a small selection of photos of some of the new equipment in action. We have one more piece of soft furnishing to install to cover one of the plinths and then itsÂ finished :-).
We are all very excited about using the new room and look forward to showing it off in the future.
On Friday 27th March 2015, pupils and staff from Sheringham Woodfields School raised money to support Brain Tumour Research UK (http://www.braintumourresearch.org/wearahatday)
The school raised over Â£109 by wearing hats and putting on various stalls and activities throughout the day. The day ended with a hat parade in the main school hall.
Thank you to everyone involved.