The Hideout, Greenfield, Bodmin College
We are developing a sensory room called The Hideout: a multi-sensory environment for students aged 11-16 with multiple and complex special educational needs. An atmosphere of relaxation will offer a moment of calm in a world which moves far too quickly for some of our students. The benefits are substantial and significant. The money from The One Foundation will enable the purchase of a Sensory Magic System. This amazing technology will empower the children to control light, colour, images, videos and sounds to create a sensory universe. The combination of this system with a Bubble Wall will allow the children to experience bubble moving and changing colours across a screen.
- To improve the educational outcomes for all of our students. This objective will be achieved through enabling our students to use the full range of their senses to assist them in their learning.
- To improve the educational opportunities for all our students. This objective is a key feature of The Hideout which will aim to allow all students to experience a learning environment dependent upon enhanced sensory input.
- To improve the quality of the learning experience for all students. The objective will be met through enabling staff to teach in an environment that encourages the use of the preferred learning styles of the students.
How we will achieve our goals
The achievement of a Community Award will be significant and enable The Hideout to become a reality, through purchasing specialist sensory equipment for pupils.
Where the money will go
The benefits to our community are significant. First and foremost, all of the children living in the locality attend our school and, as such, the project will be of benefit to successive generations year after year. In addition to this, we hope that the wider community of adults with special educational needs will benefit from the facility. Your support will allow us to equip The Hideout, which is an environment which focuses on enabling the children to experience the full range of the senses as well as the more abstract sense of wellbeing and togetherness. The list, and benefits, are substantial and significant in improving the lives of our young people.