The Royal Blind School runs a creative art sensory afternoon within interdisciplinary learning.  The lesson is for a group of children with multi disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI) from three classes.

The afternoon features flute music, singing bowls and a violin. The live music helps the pupils to focus on what’s happening all around them.

One of the stories being told during the session is a Native American story about the arrival of the sun. To tell this story, experiential elements are used. These elements include blocks of ice, heat pads, feather boas, yellow balloons and sheets. 

The afternoon is more than a PE class, or a drama class, or a music class. By combining the different disciplines, the creative arts lesson enhances the learning experience for the young people involved.

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