Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has officially opened the new multisensory room in Marino School, Bray.
The multi-sensory room provides significant benefits to pupils in the school who have varying needs and provides a calming and therapeutic space for students in the school.
Marino School was established in 1956 and has offered education to students with physical and multiple disabilities since then.
The school is now a special school with a community focus, offering educational placement to students in the low-incidence disability category.
It is a co-educational, multi-denominational day school for 3 to 18 year-old students.
“The facility will no doubt play a huge role in the educational development of Marino’s pupils,” Harris said.
“The multisensory room will provide great comfort to the pupils and teachers who fundraised tirelessly for this development. The opening of this facility marks a great day for Marino School but also for all those working with children with special educational needs in County Wicklow.”
Deputy Harris is a long-time advocate for people with special needs and disabilities and established the Wicklow Triple A Alliance in 2002; a charity to support children and families affected by Autism.
“I look forward to continuing to work on special educational needs issues. Such issues have always been a priority of mine and will continue to be so,” Harris said.