Pupils to build their own sensory garden

A team of pupils from East-the-Water Primary School visit Little Bridge House for inspiration for a new school project

PUPILS from East-the-Water Primary School have been gathering inspiration for building their own interactive garden.

A group of pupils from key stages one and two visited the award-winning Narnia sensory garden at Little Bridge House to get a taster of what they could create themselves.

The pupils, collectively known as “the Gardening Squad” were shown around the garden by Children’s Hospice Southwest volunteers.

The squad visited the garden as part of the planning stages of their own creation, and to aid in their design ideas.

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Teacher Robin Lewis, who accompanied them on their day out, said: “The day was a great success, not only did we gather some really good ideas for our garden, but we also had the opportunity to learn about a very worthy cause.”

The garden at Little Bridge House is based on C.S Lewis’s ‘The lion the witch and the wardrobe’, and is designed to stimulate all of the senses of children and parents staying at the Hospice.

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Emma Perry, community fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West showed the children around, and said: “The Narnia garden is a great sensory environment for the poorly children we care for at Little Bridge House with sound and movement activated sensors that make the sound of Aslan the lion roaring or horses hooves cantering”

She added: “It was a pleasure to show the pupils around and to hear the enthusiasm for their own sensory garden; I hope they will have gone away with some great ideas!”

The pupils will now go on to design and build their own sensory garden as part of their school project.

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