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Halls of Fun
Sensory Paths and Sensory Trails
Turn your schools wasted space into a learning space
We provide Sensory Paths and Sensory Trails for schools and other centres which allows for utilisaion of the otherwise wasted space they have in a creative, cost-effective manner. The products can be tailored to spaces of any shape or size and can give previously unused or underestimated areas a new lease of life and real purpose. In times of bad weather Halls of Fun can be used as an active space or sensory hallway indoors.
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What we do
At Halls of Fun we create tailored sensory routes and areas that encourage children to engage in learning and development in an interactive and imaginative way.
In order to create a space in which both brain and body are active, the routes incorporate many different activities and themes to suit children of differing ages and abilities. Physical activities range from pushing, hopping, spinning and more.
Sensory routes have been shown to provide sensory support and development to both adults and children of all ability types. The routes provide time for children to engage with their senses in a focused way, that has been proven to improve learning and memory as it actively builds connections within the brain.
Gentle and Immersive
The gentle and immersive nature of our sensory paths provide a break for these children without removing them from the learning environment. Rather it provides a supported, child-friendly movement breaks that can help to decrease the pressure and allow them to navigate their way back to learning.
Why we are different
Halls of Fun came about as a result of hands-on experience with both education and the challenges sensory overload conditions can present at home and in school. As a teacher I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of children, all with different needs and learning levels. During my time in the classroom I quickly saw the value of activity breaks throughout the school day, something that was seconded by colleagues and other educational professionals. Through the years I have also had experience with how sensory development and different approaches to learning and engagement can have a real impact on children. In looking for a way to combine the two, Halls of Fun was born.
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What Our Schools Have to Say
Scoil Nioclais Naofa - Dunlavin
We are delighted with the trail laid out in Solas by Halls of Fun. It is colourful, bright and engaging. It is used for movement breaks between lessons and it helps the children’s gross motor skills. The emotions circle has been very beneficial and allows the children to identify with their feelings.
We use the trail as part of Circle Time activities also. It has been a fantastic addition to Solas.
Lisa Boland (Class Teacher)
Scoil Nioclais Naofa - Dunlavin
Our school is a mixed mainstream school with 240 children located in Dunlavin on the Wicklow/Kildare border. In 2012 we opened two special classes for children on the Autism Spectrum. We call this Solas and have 12 children attending at present. We were fortunate to be able to construct a building with assembly area, classroom, teaching rooms, toilets, store room, soft play area and multi-sensory room. Over the years we have fundraised to provide new equipment and facilities for this class. Most recently we engaged with Linda from Halls of Fun who suggested an idea for floor markings based on interests of the children. Over a number of months Linda consulted with staff and children from Solas regarding what designs and markings would best suit.
In June the design was completed and a floor trail was laid out in the assembly and corridor areas of Solas. The children were thrilled by the trail and engaged immediately with it. The trail is of a very high standard and has added great colour and interest to Solas. Linda was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I cannot recommend Halls of Fun highly enough.
Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh
We are delighted with our halls of fun.It's a great addition to the school. All of the children from Infants to 6th class are getting great joy from it. We had a week from ordering to installation, even with our special request for some gaeilge!
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St Patricks Boys National School
Halls of Fun active sensory trail is fabulous. Children absolutely love it and were delighted when they saw it. We’re all hopping down the corridor!”
Louise Gillespie, Teacher,
St Patricks Boys National School,