Deri Primary Sensory Experience officially launched

Deri Primary School has launched a new learning resource for its pupils with special educational needs. The school which provides main stream schooling, also delivers inclusive education for 8 local pupils who have been diagnosed with conditions such as autism and other sensory processing disorders.

The new resource, named the ‘Miller Argent Sensory Project’ after its sponsor, was officially unveiled by Neil Brown, Managing Director of Miller Argent, and features a range of specialist sensory equipment. Amongst other things, the equipment includes a light room, soft play trampoline, a rocker, a nest swing a body roller and a hammock sling, all designed to provide sensory stimulation to help with pupils’ motor skills, co-ordination and muscle tone development.

The equipment also includes a ‘safe space’ for pupils who sometimes struggle with social situations in order to aid their relaxation, enabling them to remain within the classroom environment and to learn with fellow pupils.

Speaking of the launch, Neil Brown, Managing Director of Miller Argent said, “This project is such a worthwhile resource for Deri School and we are delighted to be a part of it.”

Additional Learning Needs co-ordinator, Alyson James, “We at Deri recognise that some children need extra support over and above the day to day activities of the class they are in.  We want to create the best learning environment for our pupils as possible and enhance their educational experience. However, sensory equipment, such as that we have just installed, is expensive and we are most grateful for the support of Miller Argent who have paid for everything.”

Mr Williams, grandfather of one of the special resource based pupils stated, “This equipment will be helpful to all the children in the class; to meet both their sensory needs and to help relieve them during times of stress.”