Sensory Squad features actors from Head2Head, including wheelchair user Rei, their colourful mascot and guide.
(Above: the Sensory Squad visit Bocketts Farm Park)
The first episode, which was uploaded to the site in September, features Bockett’s Farm Park, in Bookham, Surrey, where viewers can meet Farmer Martin, and find out about the animals that live there. Each show will include an original song, and a craft activity.
Amy Rhodes, the producer of Sensory Squad, explains:
"Head2Head Sensory Theatre understands that for many children a simple visit to a new place, like the theatre or the farm, can often be unsettling and confusing. As such, we value the importance of familiarisation sessions ahead of our live performances. Sensory Squad seeks to continue this idea of familiarisation by offering children with special educational needs the means of exploring and understanding a new experience before embarking on the real-life adventure.
In the case of our first episode, 'Fun on the Farm', families can join in with the stroking of the animals, splashing in puddles and singing along to lots of songs by purchasing a sensory sack from our website. This will contain all the items needed to watch the video. The sack can then be refilled with different sensory experiences when viewers watch other Sensory Squad episodes."