Finally, on Friday, we held a Sensory Overload VR Experience. In the undercroft, students had the opportunity to experience sensory overload, using virtual reality (Google Cardboard). Participation by our students of the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, as a whole, defied expectations, and we had to let the activity go on longer than anticipated.
With all of the activities last week, the most rewarding part about Autism Awareness Week has been the impact it continues to have the week after. We are still collecting puzzle pieces, still hearing students and teachers talking about Autism Awareness and still getting excellent questions from students about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Students and teachers have genuinely engaged on this issue and it is impressive to see the level of understanding that they continue to demonstrate.
Thanks again to the Events Committee for helping out with the Sensory Overload VR Experience, to Marketing and Graphics for putting together materials for us, to the teachers for carrying out Autism Awareness activities in their forms, and to the efforts of the Learning Support Team (Mrs Cullen, Mrs Laddaran and Ms Viney) for putting this week’s activities together.
Mr Ian Young, Head of Learning Support