Vital sensory room will be created with donation

Date: Thursday 10 April 2014

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A fully-equipped sensory room is set to be created at a special school in Redditch after a £1,000 donation from Taylor Wimpey helped boost the fund for the project.

Pitcheroak School, which caters for pupils aged four to 18 years with a range of learning needs, has been working towards raising £10,000 for the sensory room.

Our contribution means the school has now almost reached the total.

A sensory room is a purpose-built space which uses light, sound and other specialist equipment to create a calming environment and will be invaluable for Pitcheroak School.

Sheila Holden, headteacher at Pitcheroak School, says: “A sensory room is an incredibly important facility for us, so we are thrilled to receive this donation from Taylor Wimpey.

“The new sensory room will include bubble tubes, interactive images and lighting, fibre optics and more, and will be a fantastic addition to the school. We hope to get the plans drawn up and the sensory room put together by autumn term this year.”

Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, which is building high-quality new homes at its Lucet Meadow development in Redditch, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so we were only too pleased to offer our support to Pitcheroak School by making a donation towards its new sensory room.

“I was pleased to visit the school recently to see first-hand the excellent work they do. I wish everyone at Pitcheroak School the very best for the creation of the new sensory room.”