With the support of local school, Oriel High School (who raised over £14,000), we were able to transform 'the Quad' area between 4 of our bungalows into a fantastic multi-sensory garden for our residents. They did their annual sponsored 10 mile walk which included walking in fancy dress along the Worth Way to Crawley Down and then back to school. One of the participating Oriel High School pupils has cerebral palsy himself and completed the entire 10 mile walk on crutches.
The Quad now boasts different zones including water play, sound and light, plus tactile surfaces so the young people can play in a safe environment and enjoy the different sensory elements around them.
Students from the school came to the grand opening of the Residential Multi-Sensory Activity Area. They unveiled a plaque which was designed by one of our young adults in the multimedia suite, which is part of our Life Skills Centre.
Without the amazing efforts of the students at Oriel High School, the transformation of the Quad wouldn’t have been achievable. Thank you to the pupils for making this multi-sensory area a reality for our young people to enjoy.