Sensory pod to help pupils with special learning needs unveiled at primary school

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A sensory pod that will help children with special learning needs has been opened at a Bedford school thanks to funding from Aldwyck Housing Group and Foxes Engineering.

The new facility at Great Denham Primary School features a bubble tube, fibre optics and a mirror ball, which changes colour when touched.

Sound is also incorporated, which can be linked via Bluetooth or an iPad.

All schoolchildren can use the new sensory pod, made by private donor Cliff Fox and equipped by TLC 4 Schools, which will cover various themes and relaxation sessions.

It will be particularly beneficial to those children who suffer from autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Aldwyck’s executive director of sales and development Joe Cook said: “Aldwyck Housing Group has a long history of serving the communities in which we operate and we were particularly pleased to have been asked to play our part in the provision of this important aid to the school and indeed the wider community.

“On behalf of Aldwyck Housing Group, I would like to congratulate everyone involved and we wish you every success in the good work that the sensory pod will facilitate.”