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Children with disabilities get new sensory path to access garden


Wooden Spoon Devon has donated a £15K grant to help Vranch House Special School in Exeter install a new sensory path. The Sensory path was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, attended by wooden Spoon volunteers David and Kim Fowler, Mike Wisdom and Barrie Mair. Get HandsOn, who are great supporters of Wooden Spoon Devon, installed the sensory path which will enhance the lives of the wheelchair users at the school.

Vranch House is an Independent Day School for children aged 2 to 19 with significant complex physical difficulties from all over Devon. It is also has a Therapy Centre which provides clinical services for children and young people aged 0 – 19 years with a wide range of physical difficulties from mild to very complex, treating over 2000 outpatients every year covering North, West, East and Mid Devon.

Vranch House School has grown significantly in recent years, and is continuing to see an increased demand for its outstanding therapeutic education facilities and their dream is to make the outside areas at the school inclusive, engaging and fun to enhance pupils’ learning and provide important sensory stimulation, including wheelchair accessible equipment.
Teacher Chloe Moore said:

“The pupils at Vranch House are truly inspirational and deserve to be given the opportunities they need to thrive and succeed.


“This sensory path will encourage sensory interaction through sight, touch, and sound.


“Children will learn and develop through group play and physical challenges which can also be incorporated via this motivating and engaging area.


“It really will help our school pupils and outpatients to reach their potential and achieve their goals, whilst having fun outside, no matter their ability”.