Highbury College has opened its first sensory room.

This relaxing new feature will enable Highbury students to have some ‘time out’ when they need it. It will also be used for Emotional Literacy Support sessions, designed to help students’ self-esteem, social skills and emotional understanding.

Sarah Whelan created the sensory room from scratch. Sarah is a Highbury Learning Assistant currently studying for a degree at the University of Portsmouth, in Adult Autism in Special Education. Sarah researched the benefits of sensory rooms and furnished it with sensory lights, cube, stress-relief aids – there is even meditation music playing!

Sarah said: ‘I’m very pleased with the sensory room. The students will really benefit from it. One student has already told me he found it mesmerising’.

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  • Date 13/12/2016