A 'sense-surround' play experience

James Lim Yu Hong, a six-year-old pupil attending the AWWA Early Intervention Centre, has a whale of a time playing in the wet area of a new sensory playground installed in AWWA School. The playground, which has wet and dry areas, will help children
ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

James Lim Yu Hong, a six-year-old pupil attending the AWWA Early Intervention Centre, has a whale of a time playing in the wet area of a new sensory playground installed in AWWA School.

The playground, which has wet and dry areas, will help children stimulate different faculties of the brain through their various sensory experiences when they play.

It was launched yesterday by the special education school, formerly known as Asian Women's Welfare Association School, as it celebrated its 37th anniversary.

It will serve more than 500 children from the AWWA Early Intervention Centre and AWWA School each year. Both cater to students with multiple disabilities and autism.

The school also unveiled new motorised flagpoles. With the press of a switch, students with multiple challenges can now raise and lower the school and national flags during daily ceremonies.

AWWA School also set a new Singapore record yesterday for the largest collage made of photo frames measuring 2.1m x 4.6m.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'A 'sense-surround' play experience'. Print Edition | Subscribe