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Gruffalo- Sensory Forest
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17th February 2017

Students from learner group 6 in Sixth Form worked together using a range of art, craft and sensory resources to produce an amazing winter environment. The group had been studying The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and we decided that we could transform our classroom so that every student could fully understand and experience the story by becoming truly immersed within it. With the help of Paul Morgan from the media studio, we were able to add moving images and related sounds so that it really was just like being there. We found that the responses from students with sensory impairments were incredible, they were exploring, touching, smelling and tasting, it was almost as good as being there! The space was opened up to the rest of the school and was enjoyed as a one off experience or as a new and exciting learning environment. This term we will be transforming the space into a rainforest so the group are busily creating again, working together to achieve something that everyone can enjoy!