Norfolk charity opens sensory room in autistic school

The Wherry School has been given equipment to help stimulate the senses of children with autism. Pic

The Wherry School has been given equipment to help stimulate the senses of children with autism. Picture: Victoria Pertusa - Credit: Archant

The Wooden Spoon has funded a new sensory room for pupils in a Norfolk autistic school.

The Wherry School in Norwich opened their new sensory room yesterday following funding from the Norfolk based charity.

The room is completely padded and contains swings, blankets and bean bags all with the aim of helping children with autism.

Rachel Quick, head teacher of the school, said: 'The school is for children that cannot cope in mainstream schools, we spend a lot of time making sure the school is set up to reduce occupational and environmental challenges to children.

'The school is very interesting, it's very simple, has no colour on the walls and is completely based around the children and their learning.'

The Wherry School in Norwich has opened a sensory room thanks to the charity, The Wooden SpoonPictur

The Wherry School in Norwich has opened a sensory room thanks to the charity, The Wooden SpoonPicture: Victoria Pertusa - Credit: Archant


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The Wooden Spoon funding came after a cycle challenge saw riders complete a 320-mile trip around Norfolk's rugby clubs to raise £125,000.

The Wherry School has been given equipment to help stimulate the senses of children with autism. Pic

The Wherry School has been given equipment to help stimulate the senses of children with autism. Picture: Victoria Pertusa - Credit: Archant

Guests at the launch of the new sensory room at the Wherry School in Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pert

Guests at the launch of the new sensory room at the Wherry School in Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa - Credit: Archant

Seamus Farrelly, Eastern Counties Chairman of The Wooden Spoon charity who funded the new sensory ro

Seamus Farrelly, Eastern Counties Chairman of The Wooden Spoon charity who funded the new sensory room at the Wherry School in Norwich which helps children with autism. Picture: Victoria Pertusa - Credit: Archant

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