The Ultimate Sensory Festival
Let’s finish the current format of Sensory Festivals with a bang!
The Ultimate Sensory Festival is a celebration of the collaboration, ideas and knowledge from all five Festivals, which took place during the pandemic!
The format of the ultimate Sensory Festival is a series of videos which is the collection of presentations from all FIVE Sensory Festivals!
As the back catalogue of presentations is vast, the Ultimate Sensory Festival is open from 15 July to 2 September! (We know you all wanted more time to watch the videos!)
NEW for the Ultimate Sensory Festival is a day of live presentations on 15 July! Our keynote speakers include Pete Wells, Fintan O’Regan, Chris Barson, Dr Sarah Moseley and Lynne Castle! In addition, there is a panel ‘Questions & Answer’ session in the afternoon of the 15 July.
The Ultimate Sensory Festival will create a wealth of sensory ideas and strategies to spark joy in learning and to bring happiness and playfulness to the classroom/learning environment for learners with complex needs, autism and SEND.
It will rejuvenate your sensory approaches to having fun, building and maintaining relationships and re-engaging pupils in their learning.
All five Festivals had core themes, strategies and ideas including:
ideas about sensory spaces, classrooms and learning environments: inside and outside, stimulating and relaxing, big-budget and no budget!
magical ideas and activities to bring joy to learning, enchanting your learners, making interaction and communication irresistible or introducing mystery and surprise!
playful ways of encouraging exploration, interaction, self-expression at home or school. Working as a team – playfully!
ideas for supporting learner’s mental well-being, to chill and relax, escape from the classroom’s busyness or become absorbed in a slower-paced activity.
The Ultimate Sensory Festival will create networking opportunities for all practitioners to share, discuss, question, listen, debate, collaborate, and problem solve.
We welcome old favourites and new faces to the Sensory Ultimate Sensory Festival! We will announce our live agenda for 15 July in the coming days.
9 am Welcome to the Ultimate Sensory Festival!
9.15 am Session 1: ‘Think you know Autism? Think again – time to redefine!’ with Chris Barson
10 am Session 2: ‘My five favourite books’ with Dr Sarah Moseley
10.45 am COFFEE
11 am Session 3: Fintan O’Regan
11.45 am ‘Exciting resources on the go!’ with Lynne Castle
12.15 pm Q & A and visit the Chat Room!
12.30 pm LUNCH
1.30 pm ‘Sensory Stories Extravaganza!’ With Pete Wells
2.15 pm Panel discussion
3 pm Thank you and goodbye!
Video presentations will be available from 15 July until 2 September – SEVEN weeks in total! Choose from:
The Ultimate Sensory Festival will be appropriate for classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, and working with pupils with severe/complex learning needs and autism, or both.
The Ultimate Sensory Festival is available from 15 July until 2 September!
The live presentations on 15 July will be recorded and available during this time too.
Come back here for a list of videos and contributors for the Ultimate Sensory Festival!
Each ticket costs £20 plus VAT (£24 in total.)
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