In early 2016, Blaenau Gwent Council tasked us to design and install a brand-new SEND Resource Base at Glanhowy, a...Read case study
Oakwood SILC is a part of the East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre in Leeds who support children between the ages of 3 and 19 with complex learning difficulties. The school contacted us as they wished to refurbish and create a selection of inclusive sensory spaces to support and enrich the school’s students and their learning journeys.
Our sensory install team were quick to get to work, starting with the refurbishment of Oakwood’s original Soft Play Room. We started by covering the room’s floors and walls with bright blue, easy to clean, safety padding, ensuring the space was safe for students to explore their senses excitedly and providing the teaching staff with the perfect space for sensory integration classes.
Next were large soft play blocks and a slide, perfect for climbing, jumping, tumbling and developing key Gross Motor and Proprioceptive skills. A hoist system was installed along the ceiling lining up with the room’s impressive ball pool filled with hundreds of rainbow-coloured balls, making the pools wonderful tactile and full-body proprioceptive stimulation accessible for everybody.
Alongside Soft Play Room refurbishment, our sensory team designed and installed some brand new multi-sensory spaces. Take a peek inside one of the new interactive multi-sensory rooms;
The Rhino install team were brilliant! The rooms you have completed are excellent. The school's teachers were all really pleased with the quality of the rooms and said the children would love both the Sensory Room and Ballpool! They were also thankful for the room demonstration by Mike. Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you in the future.T. Gavaghan, Walter West Builders