Helping Linden Lodge achieve its goals was our honour 

Linden Lodge School in South West London provides incredible support for pupils with multi-disabled visual impairments (MDVI). We provided an incredible multi-sensory space for the school.

Linden Lodge is led by executive principal Roger Legate OBE, a senior management team and governors, who over the last 11 years have been visionary in meeting the needs of children with complex sensory and physical needs.

It secured specialist status as a sensory / physical school from the Department for Education (DFE) in 2009 following its setting of targets for maximising the life chances, education and experiences of children in the school, local community and MDVI partner schools.

This included the vision of a multi-function space that would be used to engage pupils in a range of multi sensory experience and provide space to aid physical development through specialist approaches. It would also double as a performing arts centre and function as an event room.

Partly funded by Linden Lodge and the DFE, The Apogee Corporation and The Vision Charity also proved instrumental with budget allocation. Linden Lodge then approached avsnet as its official audio visual (AV) partner to help design its new Performing Arts and Movement Development Centre.

How did we work with Linden Lodge?

Linden Lodge Collage - avsnet Case StudyOver the space of a year, avsnet worked closely with Linden Lodge and its teachers to ensure that the state of the art visual technology installed met the high teaching standards of the school.

This included the installation of a large format high definition video projector (Sanyo 15000 ANSI XGA) and electronically operated screen for presentations and communal learning. The system needed to meet the input requirement of multi device support. This meant accommodating a variety of sources which ranged from Laptops and Blu-Ray players as well as standard DVD and CD-ROM media.

Further was the necessity for integration with specialist sensory stimulation systems to ensure the children’s specialist learning requirements was upheld. Finally a superior sound system which incorporated wireless microphones and high fidelity 5.1 surround sound was installed.

avsnet also provided post-installation training to ensure users and support personnel were able to use the systems. This meant instruction on how to operate the AV systems and explaining how the AV equipment integrates with the specialist sensory systems. For support personnel, further training in how the sensory equipment can be controlled via the wall mounted touchpads was necessary.

Deborah Aldridge, Finance and Facilities Manager at Linden Lodge School, said: “avsnet has been a true ambassador to Linden Lodge School for multi disabled visually impaired children. The level of support and service with assisting the school to deliver our bespoke performing arts centre has been outstanding. We will continue to use the services of avsnet for the foreseeable future and continue our relationship, growing together.”

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