Sensory Garden Project
Project Category: School
- Our Story
A group of dedicated and enthusiastic pupils who are trying to create a sensory garden within the school grounds. The idea behind the sensory garden is to create a more engaging and relaxing space for all pupils to enjoy and this facility would particularly be of benefit to our many of the pupils whom the school provides support to.
The garden that we intend to build would improve the health and wellbeing of all Uddingston Grammar School pupils and sensory gardens have been proven to be greatly beneficial and extremely therapeutic. We have chosen a courtyard space between one of the wings of the building which is badly in need of regeneration. Within the chosen area we intend to add wind chimes and bird feeders which have been made by the pupils.
We are hoping to attract more wildlife into the garden area such as bees and butterflies through bug hotels also made by the pupils. In addition, we intend to repair and raise the existing sleeper beds to make them more accessible for wheelchair users, plant pretty flowers and add a wildlife camera for sight, a solar powered water feature for sound, tactile boards for touch, and a herb garden for taste. As well as lots of seating for pupils to enjoy the garden area at breaks, lunchtimes and potentially during lessons should the teachers wish to use it as a venue for teaching.
For the project to succeed we are seeking sponsors to help with the establishment of our garden.