Pupils at The Rise School in Feltham have been benefiting from a brand new sensory room – thanks to a generous £25,000 grant from the Heathrow Community Fund.
All pupils at The Rise School have autism and the new space provides them with a safe environment to process sensory information. It features lights, colours and sensory soft play objects.
The room was funded by the Heathrow Community Fund, an independent charity which receives funding from Heathrow Airport Limited, noise fines levied on airlines when they break the noise regulations, and other funders, as well as funding from Heathrow staff via their fundraising activities.
Sarah Roscoe, Headteacher at The Rise School said: "Thanks to the generosity of the Heathrow Community Fund we now have a fantastic new space for our pupils which is helping them to develop their develop their communication and social skills and tolerance to sensory stimuli.”
The Rise School was set up in 2014 by parents with support from Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism.
Located on the same campus as a mainstream academy, The Rise School enables secondary aged pupils to access learning and social opportunities alongside their mainstream peers, whilst receiving the specialist support they need.
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