Jiraffe launch nationwide competition with Yorkshire Wildlife Park to name new sensory room


We are excited at the initial response to a nationwide competition we have launched for children to name their new Sensory Room!

The winner of the ‘#JiraffeSensoryRoom’ competition, which is open to all children aged under 16 living in the UK, will receive an annual family pass to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and will be invited to cut the ribbon as the guest of honour at the grand opening of the sensory room.

This space will be specially designed to develop a person’s senses in a safe, accessible and multi-sensory environment. The room will combine a range of stimuli including lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects and scents to ease the child into this safe environment.

The addition of the sensory room, which is projected to be completed by the end of the year, is a part of several developments taking place at our head office on Wardsend Road, Hillsborough in Sheffield.

Holly Jenkins, Jiraffe Divisional Director said: “Our team is so excited about some of the great ideas the children have already come up with for the forthcoming sensory room – choosing a winner will be hard!

“The addition of a sensory room will open up our facilities to some of our most important visitors – the children we work with. This space will be designed specifically with the needs of children with sensory processing challenges in mind, providing opportunities for them to ignite and explore their senses in a safe way. This space will also be hugely important for our young visitors with complex needs, giving them somewhere calm where they can relax.”

John Minion, CEO at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved in the naming of the sensory room at Jiraffe – an organisation which has helped thousands of children over the last three decades.”

Thomas Harrison, Managing Director of Sensorykraft stated: “We’re very excited to work with Jenx on the development of their brilliant new sensory room. The room has been designed to be used passively as well as interactively, enabling it to appeal to a variety of users.”

The competition will close on the 30th April 2020.

Good luck everyone!

For full terms and conditions and to enter, head to: https://www.jiraffe.org.uk/jiraffesensoryroom-competition/

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