Corby and Kettering dates for sensory theatre digital adventure - and you can access at home

Carbon Theatre is based in Stoke Albany

Friday, 21st May 2021, 10:16 am

A Stoke Albany-based theatre company has launched a new series of 'sensory adventures' - a four-month-long programme including messy, taste-safe, non-messy and song-based activities.

Carbon Theatre’s digital project 'My Sensory Adventures' is the latest in a the company's sensory fun activities and songs, perfect for all ages and abilities.

Launched yesterday (Thursday, May 20) new videos will be released each month to explore maps, with each video looking at different elements - contours, scale, symbols and directions.

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The sessions have been created to support people who like to explore the world in a sensory way

Alongside the digital resources, Northamptonshire families can enjoy live My Sensory Adventures sessions on Sunday, May 23, at Wicksteed Park in Kettering - click here to register - and Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre in Corby - click here to register - or can sign up for free packs of materials to be delivered home.

Natalya Martin, lead sensory practitioner, said: "It’s been a delight being able to continue on our journey with My Sensory Adventures.

"These activities, themed around maps and navigation, will give children a chance to play and explore all while delving into some topics they might be learning about at school.

"I hope that the activities bring some fun to their days and encourage young people to be curious and explore their environment."

Set sail for the adventure of a lifetime

Sessions at Corby and Kettering are free and will be exploring maps through contours - making non-messy foam landscapes and messy and taste-safe salt dough mountains.

There will be a messy, taste-safe activity, a non-messy activity and Sensory Sound videos with original songs inspired by the monthly theme.

The sensory activities have been designed for different people including babies toddlers, children with special educational needs, people with complex needs, children with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and autistic children.

As well as the live sessions, people can access activities through fully captioned videos. Activities have been created to support people who like to explore the world in a sensory way, including babies and early years, children with special educational needs, people with complex needs, people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, people on the autism spectrum and people with dementia.

All the activities are sustainable and low-cost, with a focus on using household items and recycled materials.

Parents and carers can access the resources on the Carbon Theatre website, where they can also sign up to become a ‘Sensory Explorer’ to receive more resources and tips, and to be the first to know when new songs, videos and resources are released.

Rebecca Higgings, sensory facilitator for the live sessions, said: "I am learning so much from the very knowledgeable My Sensory Adventures team. All the activities are accessible, family-friendly and lots of fun."

My Sensory Adventures is a Carbon Theatre and Chiral Communities project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Margaret Giffen Community Fund and Arts Council England.

Carbon Theatre is also working on other projects this summer, including developing their theatre production Sea Girl as a digital interactive adventure experience for the autumn.

The development of Sea Girl is supported by Arts Council England, MGCfutures, Stage One and Attenborough Arts Centre. Parents and carers can sign up to be Sensory Explorers to keep up to date on upcoming projects.

The first adventure - Contours- is available now and the journey continues with 'Scale' on June 17, 'Symbols' on July 15 and 'Direction' on August 12.