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Sensory garden opens

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Our Lowenporth students were greeted by the Mayor of Falmouth on Friday, who officially opened the Lowenporth Sensory Garden. In what is our latest SEN resource, the garden was designed and created by the students themselves. It is a huge achievement and was made possible by a grant from Headstart Kernow and the hard work of the students themselves.

The students started the design of the project during the January-March lockdown and have upcycled materials to make: benches, tables, a composter, bug house, paths, planters and even a herb wall over the last half term. The local community also supported the project with donations of materials and plants being made by Asda Penryn, Falmouth garden Centre and Falmouth residents.

The garden has been designed with raised beds so that the school’s wheel chair users can grow vegetables and with tucked away spaces for students having sensory overload as well as with a Learning Hut for emotional literacy intervention.

Mrs Brooker, SENCO, said “The students and community have really pulled together and worked incredibly hard. This garden shows just how amazing our SEN students can be when they’re enabled and trusted to produce something. Watching our wheel chair users plant vegetables for the first time and our children who find school a very difficult place to navigate, painting and smiling has been wonderful.”

The Sensory garden was the latest in a series of improvements in SEN provision at the School including: a sensory room, physio room and dedicated intervention spaces complete with murals and art work designed by the students.

 

Posted on: 12/07/21

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