Lynne Featherstone opened a sensory garden last Friday at St Paul’s Primary School in Wood Green. The garden was created by the children, staff and parents for use by the reception class, but will also be open to the other pupils at the school.
The teaching staff also hope that the garden will be a St Paul’s Primary vital resource for pupils with special educational needs.
The garden contains plants chosen by the children in the reception class, a sand pit, a reading area and an open air ‘kitchen’ equipped with cooking utensils where the pupils can make mud pies.
The local MP made a short speech declaring the garden open and praising the schools efforts in front of a group of reception pupils, parents and teachers. She then spent time talking to the children about their favourite features in the garden.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“The garden is such a fantastic resource for the children and will be so valuable both in offering them a place to play and explore but also in teaching them to take care of their own space.
“I congratulate everyone who has hand in creating the garden and I look forward to seeing how it grows and changes in the future.”