My garden needs a makeover because... I work in the most amazing school with the most amazing Headteacher, staff and pupils who are always looking for ways to enhance and enrich the education of our S1, S2 and S3 pupils. All of our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs and every one of them is a much-valued individual in our school.
Gardening is a huge means of allowing pupils to follow instructions, carry out tasks, to nurture, to plan, to agree and disagree but to work as a team, to socialise and so on. -We would like to introduce gardening qualifications as part of our wider achievement curriculum. There is a quadrant within the school which is increasingly being worked upon by the Gardening Gang, Mrs. Lindsay and Mrs. Cook. However, the surrounding outdoor area of the school where pupils usually spend their breaks is shouting out to be converted into so much more but we need a big help here. I hope our photos illustrate this!
Break times can be essential to safely let off steam and also a little stressful for many of our young people who have to try harder to navigate some of the barriers they experience in daily life. We would love the creation of garden spaces that provide a range of sensory stimulus and relaxation for everyone. The ground is hard but the area is tidy enough, with good positioning, sunlight and well protected by metal fencing around the school perimeter. Many of the pupils, if not all, would be responsible in managing the upkeep of such areas.
Winning this competition would make a world of difference to us all at Cedarbank. Many of the staff use Dobbies in Broxburn, genuinely love our gardens and understand just how much gardens help us all relax. Our Headteacher Ann O'Hagan is passionate about creating outdoor spaces that enhance our Health and Wellbeing and maximise what we can provide for our young people, on a daily basis. Please help us create a garden or garden areas that will reflect the needs of our young people and also be a cool place to "hang out."
Diane Elizabeth Masterson
ALISON MACLEOD 4 months ago
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Emma Fowler 4 months ago
Good luck 🤞🤞
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