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School garden from Lovell

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St Joseph’s School in Longsight, Manchester, has celebrated the opening of a brand-new sensory garden that will provide students with a place to escape and relax, following a donation from the North West team at Lovell Homes.

Social Value Manager Paul Woby provided funding for building materials such as timber, fixings, stone, and ballast to complete the sensory garden project as well as the outdoor glockenspiel and drum. The team also provided bird feeders to encourage wildlife.

Paul Woby said, “I was instantly onboard with the school’s plan to revitalise an underutilised area to create a sensory garden for the students. Lockdown has been difficult for everyone, but its particularly hard for children.”

Liz Eccles, headteacher, added, “We wanted a garden that was more than just an aesthetic feature and we’ve certainly achieved that. The garden excites the senses with different flower beds featuring tactile, aromatic, and visually stimulating plants.”

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