Parents' vision realised as new sensory garden is opened at King's Lynn school
A new sensory garden has been unveiled at a Lynn primary school, following a campaign led by a group of parents.
Around £5,000 has been spent on the project built in the grounds of the Greyfriars Academy, which was formally opened by borough mayor Nick Daubney at a ceremony last Thursday.
The scheme was the brainchild of three parents - Jo Gorman, Sarah Frost and Serena Eggett - who each have children with autism and developed the idea over the summer.
Mrs Gorman said the reaction of the youngsters who the project was built for was overwhelming.
She said: “It was a truly amazing day.”
The project was funded through a personal donation of £2,000 by the Bingham family which was matched by the school’s Friends group, called FROGS, of which Mrs Gorman is a member.
The school also contributed £1,000 to the scheme from its funds.
The school already has a specialist area for the use of autistic youngsters if a regular classroom is too much for them.
But Mrs Gorman is hopeful that the garden will help to enhance those children’s education even further.
She said: “I don’t like the idea of a child being in a classroom 24/7. You learn more outside.”