Sensory Room Renovation
We have been incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to renovate our sensory room. The money was raised by the Friends of Carronhill and the renovation was carried out over the October holidays. Rather than spending extra money on decorators to paint the room, Mr. Gordon, Mrs. Timney, Mrs. Fraser and Mr. Fraser undertook the task of redecorating!
Staff undertook training during the inset days in November and everyone has been very excited by the new equipment.
The new equipment includes:
- UV lights and a carpet which glows when the UV lights are on
- A colour-changing hurricane tube – pupils can use buttons to change colours and mix colours, plus can interact with it to start and stop the air flow
- Sound system – this also has a bean bag which can be attached so the pupil can feel the vibrations of music through the seat
- Infinity tunnel and ladder lights – these are both sound activated and can be used with or without a microphone
- A projector – including effect wheels which can be changed
- An LED wall-wash – coloured lights which can be changed by rolling a large, coloured cube
- Interactive wall – this has a large variety of different activities and games for pupils to interact with, including popping bubbles, catching stars and moving leaves. It also features a mirror effect so an image of the pupils can appear on the wall so they can see their movements as they interact.
The sensory room had its official opening after our Christmas concert. The room was set up so that families and friends of the school, plus members of the local community could experience the room and see the various pieces of equipment in action.
Many thanks go the Friends of Carronhill and their supporters who raised money to make this possible.