Coinciding with the return of Portfield School students after the summer holidays, we are very happy to share our new eco Roundhouse with you, launched last week. The Roundhouse has been created to give students even more access to dance and movement therapy, music and yoga.

Siún Cranny, CEO of Autism Wessex, said: “We are continually exploring ways to develop therapeutic processes at Portfield School. The Roundhouse came from our thinking around the important nature of the environment in which sessions on music and dance therapy and mindfulness occur.” 

Siún continued: “We held discussions with various playscheme developers about what kind of building we could create. From this came the idea for a circular space, built from sustainable materials, with a light focus at the pinpoint of the radius in the ceiling, producing a serene sense of calm and peace.”

Funded entirely by Autism Wessex, the Roundhouse was opened with an informal gathering on September 3 and will be used by all student age groups. 

Siún added: “The building is simply stunning - a real testament to our continual investment to improve the quality of the environment at the school and something which will bring huge benefits to Portfield School students for many years to come.”

We can’t wait to see the students enjoying their new relaxing space, and look forward to watching them learn and grow in this fantastic environment. 

Autism Wessex is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1000792 at Charity Hub, Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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