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(UK) 2 Melton primary schools open SENSORY GARDENS; places for kids to relax/calm down

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

July 15, 2019, Melton Times: Melton area schools open new gardens to help pupils relax and reflect Two primary schools in the Melton area have officially opened new sensory gardens designed to support the well-being of their children and have a positive effect on their mental health. The impressive green space at the town’s Brownlow Primary School has been sponsored by Melton Building Society and provides a relaxing place for pupils to go to away from the noisier environments of the playground or the classroom. … The new sensory garden at Asfordby Hill Primary School, which was launched with a special event attended by 30 guests including Mayor of Melton, Councillor Malise Graham, has the same objectives The proposal for its sensory garden was developed from a survey of pupils which indicated a need for a calming and reflective area during the school day to promote the well-being and sensory needs of the whole school community. The garden includes a sensory wall, fruit and vegetable patches, water features and sensory plants which will aid relaxation and help develop mental health, fine and gross motor skills, plus stimulate all the senses…. It was funded by many charities and individuals, together with £2,500 [$3,129 U.S.] raised through fundraising events such as a school fun run and a cake raffle.


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