Tomahawk School
(K–9)

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Tomahawk Brings Sensory Room to Life

Tomahawk School has undergone an innovative upgrade recently due in part to the generous support of parents, the community and local businesses. The school converted a storage room into a sensory room (also known as a Snoezelen room). The purpose of a sensory room is to provide a therapeutic and calming space for people with sensory, cognitive and physical disabilities. While the room’s target audience is students with disabilities, the goal of the school is to make it available to any student or staff that needs a relaxed and calming atmosphere. 

Phase I of the project includes a bubble tube, mirrors, weighted blanket and projector.

Funding for this progressive space was done through donations. The school’s fundraising group (Friends of Tomahawk School Society) is now fundraising for Phase II, which will include a vibrosonic podium and marble panel.