The Garth school in Spalding are overwhelmed after a call for help to redevelop the sensory garden at the school “snowballed” and left them with many donations of plants and features for the garden, along with some money, too.
The redevelopment of the sensory garden, and the creation of an outdoor teaching space, which will be used all-year-round by students, will be an exciting prospect for the children at the special needs school. Jo Doughty, a teaching assistant at the school, said: “We have a lovely outdoor space at the front of the school but it’s not really fit for purpose any more. “By redeveloping the sensory garden, and making it secure, we hope that all of the children will be able to use the area and will be able to be independent out there.” Jo said: “We’ve had loads of donations so far and we’ve been blown away to see how many people out there are willing to support the school. “So many companies have donated plants, tools and features for the garden, and Mick Clarkson, who created Pop’s Patch on Royce Road, is going to come along and help us.” The garden day takes place this Saturday, and any more donations to the school’s project are still welcome.