Multisensory Days and Music Days are days out full of live music and sensory and arts activities, held in the first half of the summer academic term.  Both types of day are based around a theme, which could be from literature, geography, or school topics like space.  Our days feature live musicians who interact with the pupils and accompany each activity.   Pupils from schools all around Yorkshire gather together to participate.

The Multisensory Days are specially tailored for pupils with Complex Medical Learning Needs (CLMN, also known as Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, or PMLD).  The Music Days are suitable for pupils with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum.

The Multisensory and Music Days are:

  • Large-scale, involving 50-70 children from schools around Yorkshire
  • Interactive and adapted to the abilities and needs of the children
  • Full of live music and meaningful musical experiences, including a variety of instruments and music technology
  • Immersive environments full of scenery, props and costumes
  • Designed so that activities can be replicated back at school.

For more information, contact Diane Paterson, YAMSEN Secretary.  Click here for contact information.

A Tree for all Seasons:

A multisensory story about a year in the life of a tree and the animals that call it home.

The YAMSEN 2021 Multisensory and Music Days have taken on a new look.  This year the multisensory and music activities will be led by video, with supplemental art activity ideas shared with schools.

Join Diane, Joanna, Kate and Roddy exploring sounds, making music and dancing.  Videos launched 23rd June.

Multisensory resources are appropriate for classes with pupils with PMLD/CMLN.  Music day resources are appropriate for classes with pupils with learning difficulties and those on the autism spectrum.  Digital resources with video links and art ideas are available to reserve, cost of £10 per school for members/£20 for non-members.

For any enquiries, contact Diane Paterson at