Carbon’s video project looks at sensory adventures

Published: 21 May 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Exploring the environment: My Sensory Adventures

A company whose focus is on new work centred around “equality, feminism and accessibility” has begun a four-month digital project of “sensory fun activities and songs” which are “perfect for all the family”.

Carbon Theatre’s My Sensory Adventures involves new videos being released each month to explore maps, with each video looking at different elements: contours, scale, symbols and directions.

The videos are fully captioned and activities are 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, with profound and multiple learning disabilities, with dementia and those on the autism spectrum.

Families in Northamptonshire can enjoy live My Sensory Adventures sessions at Wicksteed Park, Kettering and Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Corby or can sign up for free packs of materials to be delivered to their home.

Parents and carers can access the resources on the Carbon Theatre web site, 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.

Natalya Martin, lead sensory practitioner, said, “these activities, themed around maps and navigation, will give children a chance to play and explore while delving into some topics they might be learning about at school. I hope the activities bring some fun to their days and encourage young people to be curious and explore their environment.”

Presenters of the videos are Helen Crevel and Courtenay Johnson. Sensory facilitators for the live sessions are Crevel and Rebecca Higgins. Music is by Therese Ramstedt and Knut Olav Rygnestad. Filming is by Eight Engines and illustrations by Evie Grace Caldwell.