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Ulster pupils benefit from multi-sensory room

WOODEN Spoon Ulster was delighted to made a contribution of £33,500 to Parkview School Lisburn, Co Antrim for a new multi-sensory room. The bespoke multi-sensory room provides a specialised learning environment for pupils who face a wide range of learning challenges.

Parkview School - project opening

Multi-sensory room opens at Parkview School.

The room was opened by Ulster President, Willie John McBride MBE after we heard delightful singing from the school’s musical groups. We were also delighted that former Ulster, Ireland and Lions player Stephen Ferris could attend. Stephen’s mother Linda is Vice Principal at Parkview.

A representative from the school commented that the room will enhance, support and enrich the lives of children and young people at the school who are disadvantaged cognitively, physically and socially. Pupils with cognitive impairments and other challenging conditions now have the opportunity to enjoy and control a variety of sensory experiences.

“Some pupils rarely, if ever, experience the world as the majority of us do. Limitations of movement, vision, hearing, cognitive ability, behavioural difficulties, perception issues, pain and other problems create obstacles to their enjoyment of life. The new multi-sensory environment provides opportunities for these learners to bridge these barriers.”

To find out more about the activities of Wooden Spoon Ulster and how you can get involved please contact the committee on ulster@woodenspoon.org.uk