Sensory garden opening

Being creative: MP John Hayes learns how to make mini hanging baskets with (from left) back ' tutor Pauline Brown, Liberty Woolsey, headteacher Heather Beeken; front ' Vicky Woolsey, county council family learning manager Thea Croxall, Lisa Smart and Lily-Ella Smart. Photo TIM WILSON SG200511-145TW To order please ring 01775 765433 or visit www.photostoday.co.uk
Being creative: MP John Hayes learns how to make mini hanging baskets with (from left) back ' tutor Pauline Brown, Liberty Woolsey, headteacher Heather Beeken; front ' Vicky Woolsey, county council family learning manager Thea Croxall, Lisa Smart and Lily-Ella Smart. Photo TIM WILSON SG200511-145TW To order please ring 01775 765433 or visit www.photostoday.co.uk

FRIDAY was a big day for St Paul’s Primary School in Spalding as its new sensory garden was officially opened by MP John Hayes.

The garden has been gradually taking shape this year thanks to the skilful hands of school business manager Nicki Effield and higher level teaching assistant Jan Devonshire.

Funding came from a £2,400 grant and there was a £350 donation from Spalding and District Rotary Club.

The garden has sections to appeal to all five senses – including taste with fruit and vegetables – and popular attractions include a water feature and a croaking frog.

The garden was opened by the South Holland and The Deepings MP, a Government education minister, who was also at the school to take part in celebrations for Adult Learners’ Week, promoted by the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE).

Thea Croxall, the family learning manager with Lincolnshire County Council, said parents learn how their children are taught in school and are able to follow that through by helping with their children’s education at home.