Pupils create new place to play for children with additional needs
7 July 2016
A group of green-fingered pupils from our school have given up their own to time to create a beautiful sensory garden for children with additional needs.
They’ve been working with the Foundation Futures a specialist teaching service and Community Interest Company to develop the garden at the Tim Lamb Centre, based in the Rising Sun Country Park, Benton.
The Year 9 pupils have transformed a formerly unused plot of land with recycled materials to create an area that is vibrant, visual and colourful. They have also carefully planned the garden’s layout to make it accessible for wheelchair users.
The project, which has been funded by the Community Foundation, has taken seven weeks to complete and involved working during school time and at weekends.
The area will be a great new place to play for children with disabilities and additional needs and their siblings, who use the Tim Lamb Centre on a regular basis.
Lynn McManus from the Tim Lamb Centre said: “We were delighted that the pupils chose our facilities to make the sensory garden and our children will spend many hours enjoying the area. The pupils involved have considered the needs of our children at the centre and ensured that it was made wheelchair accessible too. A huge thankyou to all of those involved."