IN THE DAY UNIT
During the early days of using the sand trays in the DAY UNIT it was necessary to accommodate as many as six children in the room. This meant that at times there was a significant demand for trays. As a result there was a gradual increase in the number provided. The photograph below shows one end of the room and I think this is a good illustration of how it looked at that time.
During a Scottish Education Department Inspection in February 1987, Margery Browning, a Senior HMI, chose to spend time in the room. She is the only person who has ever been alongside me when I have been working with children and I considered it an honour.
The copy I have of the original report contains only a brief reference to the room. 'The assessment of progress in the play-therapy room was impressive. All activities were well documented, often by means of photographs, and these records were used to help to identify, explain and deal with the underlying causes of pupils' difficulties of whatever kind.'