A sensory garden is bringing children closer to nature at Fort Royal Community Primary School in Worcester.
The school applied for funding to create an accessible garden for its pupils, who have physical and learning disabilities. With a grant from the Prime Foundation in place staff were able to seek assistance from Worcestershire Wildlife Consultancy which supported them in selecting plants which would stimulate the senses and attract wildlife. Pathways were installed throughout to ensure the garden was fully wheelchair accessible, giving children ready access to nature in a safe environment.
There were several areas of our site that weren’t accessible to some of our pupils. It’s great that our little ‘conker wood’ is now a sensory garden for all our pupils to enjoy. We’re really looking forward to maintaining it and watching it grow.”
Sue Molloy from the school