My Story: The Pelican Project

At The Pelican Project we have adopted a ‘sensory approach’ using materials, environments, soundscapes or ideas designed to entice young disabled people and their parents/carers into stimulating creative play that engages the senses and offers capacity for open-ended discovery. From birth babies learn about their environment through their senses. They find out what things are and how they work by seeing, touching and listening to them.

Our sessions with Organic Arts have proved an ideal tool for people with a young developmental age to explore the world in playful sensory engagement. ‘Sensory Learners’ at all stages of development can relish sensory experience at the farm as a rich resource for learning and creativity. It is also an alternative, natural environment that presents an opportunity for our young people and their carers to safely experience a part of their community that they otherwise have no access to. Kevin’s delivery of sessions are informal yet focused, maintaining high expectations of individuals ability whilst creating a fun and playful atmosphere. His activities are designed to create cross-ability collaboration and develop social skills as well as practical ones

Charlie Robinson , Pelican Project