With the financial assistance of rugby charity Wooden Spoon, Woodlands Meed Special School in Burgess Hill now has a fantastic new outdoor space.
The ‘Sensory Garden’ can be used by any student who needs a different experience of the outdoors to the more traditional playground and it is intended that the space will evolve over time with the changing needs of the students who use it.
The school is very grateful for the support of Wooden Spoon in making this project possible and to Matt Holland of Custom Gardens for turning the idea into a reality.
A donation from Joan Cusack, BEM, purchased a lovely bird table and a wooden garden sculpture made by one of the parents connected with the school.
A sponsored 5K run by Harrison Daniels from Uckfield raised sufficient to buy a lovely chime bar, flagpole and scarecrow windsock.
On Wednesday 4th June an official opening of the garden will take place by Andy Gomarsall MBE.
Capped 35 times for England, he was a member of the England World Cup winning team in 2003 as well as a member of the 2007 World Cup Squad.
He will be accompanied by members of the Wooden Spoon organisation whose head office is in Fleet, Hampshire.