Sensory room open to public

W48211H12-sensory - W48220H12  231112  LP''Opening of a new sensory room at the Boundstone Children and Family Centre. Pictured in the sensory room is Victoria Power with Andrew Negus (2).
W48211H12-sensory - W48220H12 231112 LP''Opening of a new sensory room at the Boundstone Children and Family Centre. Pictured in the sensory room is Victoria Power with Andrew Negus (2).

A new facility at a Lancing children’s centre will help young people with a range of needs “awaken their senses”.

The sensory room at Boundstone Children and Family Centre, in Upper Boundstone Lane, is kitted out with a range of stimulating objects, which will provide a number of benefits for those who use it.

The room cost around £5,000 of funding to create and was officially opened last Friday.

Equipment in the room includes musical instruments, lights and bubble tubes.

Head of the centre, Rachel Ayuba, said the sensory room would help a wide range of people.

She explained: “The sensory room was created as a result of a belief that there are a whole host of benefits for children and their families.

“This includes things such as creating an atmosphere of relaxation, supporting children’s emotional health and well-being and providing a restful and peaceful experience.

“Sensory rooms can also allow children time and space to explore their feelings, encourage them to become interested in their environment, improve children’s hand eye coordination and develop their language skills.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, December 6.