from one school location to another can be challenging and stressful for a new
student, especially for those students with ASD, sensory sensitivities or
anxiety. After consultation with parents and our local primary schools we have
produced this evidence-based, low-sensory school tour for our Year 7 2021
students. This tour allows students to move virtually through the school
environment showing them the main buildings they will access, the layout of the
school, available facilities and potential environmental barriers they could
encounter in their first few weeks of school. It helps to provide a sense of
safety and assurance that helps to alleviate anxieties and worries about moving
around the new school environment.
guide is also attached to the video that
describes the smells, noises, sounds, possible triggers, and distractions in
the environment, to provide further support to students.
providing this virtual experience it is our hope that our students enter the
new school environment with confidence and a growing sense of belonging. We
look forward to meeting you in 2021 and helping you on your journey to become a
learner who flourishes.