Today we were very lucky to have some of Zoe’s friends come to visit our school. Zoe comes to our school on Tuesday’s and she is at her other school on the other days of the week. We learned so many new things.
The children rely on their senses because they find it hard to communicate the same way we do. Nola from Belmore introduced us to all the students and showed us special things that are used to communicate. There was a box that has a special smell for each colour. One student used his iPad to listen to sounds that made him happy. There was a communication book where another student used the pictures to let her carers know what she wanted to do. We also listened to a special machine that would talk for the student. Each time he pressed a different button it said something new.
We had a go at some of these communication devices. We had to close our eyes and use the sensory cards to guess who the students might be. Nola also showed us a Photostory of all the special activities they do at Belmore. The students do lots of exercise each day and they also do fun things like painting and music therapy. We just loved having them visit our school.
To finish off our time with our friends, we sang Zoe’s favourite One Direction song, “What Makes You Beautiful”. Zoe just loved it!
What did you like about this special visit? What did you learn?