Wilberforce tenant Stephen tries a colourful 'rattle'Unique to York, the first ‘Active Sensory Session’ will be on Thursday 29 May in the recently-inaugurated ‘pop-up’ sensory room in the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce Trust Huntington headquarters. The sessions provide physical exercise and sport activities for people with limited sight and mobility, including wheelchair users, aiming to bring cardiovascular fitness and muscular activity to those who have severe multiple disabilities.

The session will include warm up before and cool down activities after a 30 minute period of activities designed for those who cannot usually access sport. These will include floor basket ball with tactile, light-up and ringing balls, parachute activities and chair exercises. Meditation mood music will add to the calm of the sensory room for cool down after the physical activity.

The first series of sessions is being subsidised by the City of York Council.

The first active sensory session is from 10.45am until noon on 29 May and costs £10 per participant.

For more information or to sign up for the session contact Anne Parkinson on 01904 760037 or email a.parkinson@wilberforcetrust.org.uk.