Sensory Rooms and Gardens

Sensory rooms are specifically designed to develop and engage senses through lights, colours and sounds. These rooms can also help children and young people with learning disabilities to interact in a safe environment to build their confidence.

The benefits of a sensory room are:

  • Sensory stimulation
  • Enhanced learning through play
  • Improving balance and movement

We are proud to say that in the past decade we have funded over 60 sensory rooms across the UK and Ireland, totaling over £3.4million.

One of these projects was St. John’s Primary School in Dorking, which was funded by Wooden Spoon Surrey in 2018. 28% of children attending the school have special educational needs therefore the room helps to develop self-esteem and emotional well-being.

Watch the video below from when our LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challengers visit the school.

Wooden Spoon, the children's charity of rugby

Wooden Spoon Wales funded a specialist garden at Heolddu Comprehensive School

MENCAP in Northern Ireland received a £67,000 grant from Wooden Spoon Ulster to go towards building their project build in 2016