School gives insight into new look

PUBLISHED: 10:17 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:53 11 May 2010

MELDRETH Manor student Tom Hallatt, with David Jackson and Richard Cage

MELDRETH Manor student Tom Hallatt, with David Jackson and Richard Cage

MELDRETH Manor School opened its doors to show off its new-look facilities. The independent school, which caters for children and young people with disabilities, held an open day for residents in the area, parents, governors, and education professionals.

MELDRETH Manor School opened its doors to show off its new-look facilities.

The independent school, which caters for children and young people with disabilities, held an open day for residents in the area, parents, governors, and education professionals.

Headteacher Roger Gale said: "This was a successful day enjoyed by all the visitors who came along to learn more about what we do.

"More importantly, the children were proud to show off their school."

The education department at the school has been revamped, with new lighting, floors, ceilings and equipment, which were fitted during the summer holidays.

Staff were on hand to demonstrate how the school adapts to the changing group of youngsters and ensures that their needs are met.

The physiotherapy department showed off its new electronic wheelchair training device, and the speech and language department demonstrated the numerous communication aids that are adapted for individual children.

A spokesman for the school said: "A favourite with visitors was the multi-sensory room, where children explore the world using different light, sound, smell, and touch sources to enable them to learn new skills.

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