The development of the darkroom has been a long term project, supported through fundraising and donations from past and present BLENNZ, HECC whānau. This year the addition of coloured LED strip lights, UV lights and a disco ball has brought new life to the space.
Discos have become a regular feature of the Friday session. White and fluoro objects really pop under the UV lights and encourage looking and reaching to explore. On other occasions the large bubble column and subdued mood lighting can be calming.
While every space is multi-sensory, we have tried to use lighting to create a non-cluttered and adaptable environment where all ākonga can engage in motivating experiences for learning.