People’s Postcode Lottery grant funds new sensory room

The Percy Hedley Foundation has received £20,000 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust has enabled us to install a new interactive sensory room at Percy Hedley School.

The new sensory room includes specialist technology and has projectors on three walls and the floor, which will enable the school’s most complex learners to experience and control a range of scenarios in a safe environment.

The grant has also enabled the school to install a video projector, touch screen, aroma generator, surround sound, interactive surfaces and 3D camera to the room, which will provide means to measure each child’s progress.

Katie Murray, Head teacher at Percy Hedley School said: “The sensory room is a fantastic addition to our school.

“It enables our pupils to have a wide range of experiences and interactions in a safe and secure environment. We would like to thank the People’s Postcode Trust and everyone who plays the lottery for helping to make this possible.”

When you sign up to play People’s Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your ticket. A minimum of 30% goes directly to charities across Great Britain and internationally. It costs £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance.