New multi-sensory room opened at Ashmount School

A new multi-sensory room at Ashmount School in Loughborough was officially opened by Leicester Tigers and England rugby star Ed Slater. Ed was also joined by another Tigers legend Bleddyyn Jones, members of Wooden Spoon Leicestershire and ex Tigers and England captain and Tigers Chief Executive Peter Wheeler.

Wooden Spoon Leicestershire granted £15,000 towards the cost of the room which features an array of special effects lighting and sound equipment to enhance the senses of children with special educational needs. This includes the very latest interactive floor system which allows the children to interact with projections designed to increase response and reaction.

Head Teacher Dave Thomas said: “We are delighted that Wooden Spoon could contribute toward the cost of the room. The equipment is the very latest technology; all designed to be simple to operate producing a huge number of effect combinations. We know that the room has an important impact on children’s learning. We would like to thank Wooden Spoon for their fundraising for the multi-sensory room and for their continued support for the school.”

After opening the room, Ed Slater joined the children for an interactive session in the room where he learnt how the various effects enhance learning.

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