GeeWizz Charity funds sensory equipment for The Bridge School pupils
The headteacher of The Bridge School in Ipswich has praised local charity GeeWizz, who have funded sensory equipment that will benefit more than 100 students.
The GeeWizz Charity funded a sensory magic carpet out of proceeds from a fashion show that was held at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in September.
The equipment, which has around 450 applications which range from educational games to soothing sensory displays, will be used in lesson time at The Bridge School to support their high needs students.
Hazel Simmons, headteacher at the Bridge School, said: “The Sensory Magic Carpet enables children with very limited mobility to interact with others, as well as stimulating their responses in a totally safe and engaging manner.
“It is a wonderful educational resource and we are so grateful to GeeWizz and everyone who supported the fashion show for this fantastic donation.”
The fashion show was attended by over 250 guests from across the county and raised an impressive £4,223 towards the sensory magic carpet.
Gina Long MBE, Jade Perry and Crystal Barber from GeeWizz Charity, along with Sue Tasker on behalf of Milsom Hotels & Restaurants, recently attended a presentation at the school where they saw the magic carpet used by the school’s students.
Sue Tasker said: “It was a real pleasure to visit The Bridge School and meet the amazing staff and students who will who will benefit from the magic carpet.
“I am not sure who was the most transfixed – the children so engaged and enjoying the coral reef or us as privileged spectators.
“It was very special and, as the school said, particularly rewarding to see the children play and enjoy it together irrespective of their conditions or disabilities.”