Koondoola: Burbridge School’s new multi-sensory room awakening students’ senses

Year 7 student Jasmin Ball in the multi-sensory room Picture: Martin Kennealey
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IS it a classroom or the set of the latest children’s sci-fi adventure film?

Students at Burbridge School in Koondoola now have one of Perth’s most advanced learning areas at their disposal.

The special-needs program, which caters for kindergarten to Year 12 students, launched its state-of-the-art multisensory room at the beginning of the month.

School officer Nicola Parker said it would be of great help to the students, given children with disabilities often had difficulty with their sensory system.

“Children learn about their world through their senses,” she said.

“Time spent in a multi-sensory environment can increase concentration, focus attention, improve alertness, awaken memories and improve mobilisation.”

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