Little Heath School for autistic children opens sensory room
PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:39 13 November 2019
A school for autistic children unveiled a new sensory room following a year-long fundraising effort including four half-marathons run by the headteacher.
A total of £24,000 was raised for the new sensory room in Little Heath School, Hainault Road, Chadwell Heath, for the 160 pupils aged 11-19 with a wide range of learning difficulties and special needs.
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The sensory room is equipped with a projector, mirror ball and a stimulating light panel to help pupils feel more comfortable by creating a relaxing, calm and yet stimulating environment.
Headteacher James Brownlie said: "Staff have been receiving training on best use of the room from our 'sensory champions'."
The Friends of Little Heath ran a number of different events with the Fairlop Lions donating nearly £4,000 and £1,000 coming from the Gordon Langton Lodge with further support coming from parents, friends and local businesses.
The Friends of Little Heath donated £10,000.