Inscape House, a day school operated by Cheadle-based special educational needs and disabilities charity, The Together Trust, recently welcomed local parliamentary candidate, Mark Hunter, to unveil its innovative new 4D sensory room.
Inscape pupils were trying out the new sensory room
Employees from local business Threesixty Services, part of long-term investment savings specialist Standard Life, helped to fund the £75,000 project by raising significant charitable donations. The money they raised was then doubled through Standard Life’s charity matching policy.
The school, which caters for young people aged four to 19 with autistic spectrum conditions, brought together pupils, parents, staff and Mark Hunter to celebrate the launch of the state-of-the-art learning facility.
By using cutting-edge 4D equipment, Inscape House’s team of specialists can project a range of images, lights and sounds onto the space to immerse the students in fully interactive environments.
Staff can also use the facilities to aid dynamic teaching methods, as well as relaxation during the school day for pupils as required.
Mark Hunter said: “It was great to be part of this special day for Inscape House – a truly inspirational school. The technology clearly captured the imagination of the students and it’s fantastic to see local businesses in the community coming together to for the benefit of the region’s young people.”
Anne Price, headteacher of Inscape House, said: “We’re extremely grateful to the teams at Threesixty Services and Standard Life for their generous support, which gave us the chance to bring this groundbreaking technology to even more young people in the North West.
“We pride ourselves on offering the very latest special educational advancements to our pupils. These innovations allow pupils to manage the sights and sounds of everyday life in a safe environment that will better equip them for life outside of school.”