Our school garden is very worthy in winning this award because:
All of the 76 pupils in our school have Additional Support Needs, including Autism, Down's Syndrome and complex learning difficulties.
This means that it is sometimes difficult for our pupils to access all areas of the school grounds.
Our pupils would benefit enormously from having a sensory area in our school playground / garden. The impact would be massive because it would give our young people a safe, quiet space to relax. This would in turn, reduce any anxiety or stress they may be experiencing.
A sensory garden would be inclusive to all and everyone would have equity of access.
Our dream would be to have a sensory garden with some seating and a picnic style table at which pupils could eat or work.
A sensory garden would allow our young people to flourish and enjoy being outside.
Currently the playground area has been neglected to the point that it requires a huge amount of time and resources, something which our hard working staff do not have time for in the busy school day.
However, if our garden was created to a manageable state, our staff could make this sustainable by involving pupils in the upkeep of the space. This would allow our young people to obtain skills in life and work, essential for post school destinations.
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