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The Swindon Sensory Carriage!

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The Swindon Sensory Carriage!

The Swindon Sensory Carriage!

Swindon Music Service By Swindon Music Service

We want to create an enhanced sensory space different from the usual room by incorporating a strong musical angle. A stimulating sensory musical experience that is fun for all regardless of background

Swindon Idea stage

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As a music service that has invested in SEND over recent years, we have worked with many settings that have an active interest in music and music therapy. Often, schools can provide good music or arts experiences but don’t poses the expertise or necessary equipment, to take these to the next level. Having worked in this area, we have identified a way of enhancing and building on what is available within schools and our own existing SEND festival. We are extremely lucky to have a real train carriage in our main performance space that is perfect for our intended sensory area! We believe that by creating a space that works for a wide range of children with a huge variety of needs is essential to the success of our project. By incorporating traditional sensory equipment such as lighting and fibre optics with musical instruments and calming sounds, we will provide a failure-free experience, allowing enjoyable stimulation without the need for verbal abilities or requiring specific outcomes.

What we'll deliver:

  • A unique sensory experience for all, regardless of background.
  • To convert our train carriage to a safe, comfortable area where every child can achieve.
  • To significantly enhance the existing offer to schools and the community.
  • The creation of an enhanced, state of the art space.
  • The creation of a HUB that can be used by families to meet and support each other.

Why it's a great idea:

We truly believe that this project could provide children and their families with an essential experience that gives them the opportunity to flourish in a safe and creative environment. Research evidences that Sensory rooms are known to benefit a wide range of young people who have varied and often unique conditions or variances of conditions including autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or have had difficulty integrating and functioning in main stream school life. We would like to increase awareness of the challenges faced and to create an inclusive space where children and young people can interact, be creative and achieve together without the boundaries that are presented within the school environment. Although our main target group would be SEND, we would want the space and equipment to work for all - in other words a stimulating sensory musical experience can be fun for all, even if SEND children are the main target groups.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase of specialist equipment.
  • Installation of sound system in the carriage itself.
  • Installation and integration of new sensory equipment.
  • Pilot session with partner school.
  • Sensory carriage made available to users.
  • Launch event to coincide with SEND Festival.

Location Swindon

About the space

Custom Location


Swindon Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £17,766

Bubble Tube Sensory Corner Kit - £4,194 (24%)
Fibre optic curtain and light source X4 - £2,155 (12%)
Chime Panel x2 - £1,260 (7%)
Lighting Ropes - Jumbo 20 Strand x4 - £1,210 (7%)
Wifi Colour Control Bumper - £1,194 (7%)
Storage Tower Saver Pack x2 - £948 (5%)
Sensory Profile Pack x4 - £936 (5%)
Sensory Music Pack - £772 (4%)
Music Saver Pack x3 - £720 (4%)
Acrylic Bubble Tubes with LED lighting - £600 (3%)
Other - £3,778 (21%)

Costs Breakdown

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Bubble Tube Sensory Corner Kit
Fibre optic curtain and light source X4
Chime Panel x2
Lighting Ropes - Jumbo 20 Strand x4
Wifi Colour Control Bumper
Storage Tower Saver Pack x2
Sensory Profile Pack x4
Sensory Music Pack
Music Saver Pack x3
Acrylic Bubble Tubes with LED lighting
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Rompa Wifi Projector Pack
  • Audio System
  • Bean bags stool/ chairs fruit design (set of 8)
  • Staffing Cost for pilot and set up x 5 hours
  • Bubble Tube
  • Tutor delivery Cost x5 hours
  • VAT
  • Hearing Loop System
  • Tactile Roll x2
  • Spinning Musical Bells

Total £17,766

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