Advanced interactive equipment helps special school pupils

James Ellis, teacher at Sandon school, showing pupils Luke and Jade the new interactive floor. 034D

James Ellis, teacher at Sandon school, showing pupils Luke and Jade the new interactive floor. 034D

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Pupils at Sandon School in Grantham have been using a new piece of interactive equipment provided by a fundraising effort.

It takes the form of a projector which sends life-like images on to floors or tables and which move when they are touched.

Youngsters at the special school are already developing their sensory skills through using the £10,000 apparatus, bought by the Friends of Sandon and Ambergate PTA group.

It will be available to use for children at Ambergate Sports College as well as Sandon School.

James Ellis, a manager at both schools, said: “It’s an amazing piece of equipment which we have been trying to get for the schools for some time. It can project underwater images on to a floor or table and when you touch it you can see the waves ripple. It can also show an ice scene and you see and hear the ice cracking. It’s a real benefit to our sensory pupils who are getting so much out of it with the sessions we have had already.”