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(UK) York: Elem school adds $6,800 sensory garden for kids to "calm down"

Dec 29, 2021, York Press: St Mary’s C of E Primary School, near York, unveils new sensory garden https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19813425.st-marys-c-e-primary-school-near-york-unveils-new-sensory-garden/ NE England A SCHOOL has transformed an overgrown plot into a new sensory garden - creating a calm space for pupils to learn and relax. St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Askham Richard, near York, officially opened the news facility earlier this month…. The project was financed by fundraising organised by the Friends of St Mary’s (FoSM) group, which is made up of parents of children attending the school. The group has raised money for the school on numerous occasions and most recently worked with AVIVA to raise cash for the sensory garden. Through the group’s efforts the school was able to raise more than £5,000 [$6,800]…. “We use the money to pay for things that the children can access. I’m “They also love to head there if they feel they need to calm down or relax. “There are many different sensory items in there that have been purposefully selected and purchased to support children who need to relax, calm down or need general support with wellbeing. “Staff also love it for a calm environment to relax in or have lunch.”…