Paralympic star unveils our new sensory room
30 June 2015
Gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has opened our latest sensory room for children with special needs.
We’ve now opened 20 rooms at special needs schools, for children with physical and learning disabilities. And we hope to make that 26 by the end of the year. It’s in partnership with the Lord’s Taverners charity.
Samuel Pepys School in St Neots is the latest to get one. Our multi-sensory rooms have a variety of lights, sounds and textures to relax and stimulate youngsters.
“To witness the effects that these multi-sensory rooms have on young people’s lives is incredible,” says Jonnie.
The sensory rooms that we’ve funded will help improve the lives of more than 18,000 young people who have severe physical, learning and communication problems.
Hari Sundaresan – BT chief procurement officer says: “Our partnership with the Lord’s Taverners to install sensory rooms is a fantastic example of how we’re using technology to make a better world.
“We’re helping thousands of disabled children across the UK to improve their communications skills every single day.”
Our volunteers also work with the Lord’s Taverners as BT School Champions. They use their skills to help out with their local communities.