Sensory sanctuary

A unique garden and woodland walk is being created at Smallthorne Primary School to provide a quiet reflection area for pupils.

Seats, undercover shelters and sensory plants will all feature in the new addition at the Chetwynd Street school.
The £15,000 works were needed because a previous walkway floor had eroded and become unsafe.
Once complete, the new path will allow pupils to get outside and learn through gardening, nature trails and outdoor art projects.
Headteacher Chris Crook said: “An outdoor learning environment enriches the learning opportunities for all the pupils in the school.
“The project has been partly funded with £5,000 of school funds and in the future we want to encourage parents and members of the community to get involved in the maintenance of the woodland walk.
“It will lift spirits in the community and give people the opportunity to work together, creating a sense of pride.”