Success PS students revamp sensory garden

Jydharen Chandrasekhar (Yr5) with fellow Success PS Year 5's in the sensory garden. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489314 communitypix.com.au.
Jydharen Chandrasekhar (Yr5) with fellow Success PS Year 5's in the sensory garden. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489314 communitypix.com.au.

A SENSORY garden at Success Primary School has received a much needed makeover from the very students it was created for.

With the help of staff and donations from Bunnings Cockburn, the school’s Year 5 students worked hard to revamp the garden, which included replanting several garden beds with safe plants that could be touched and smelled and repainting the garden beds.

Students have also incorporated ‘strength’ rocks, which each highlight a different personal asset of the students involved.

Success Primary teacher Allison Bell said they wanted the garden to again become a place students could enjoy.

“Many staff members had noticed that it had become a thoroughfare space instead of one where the students could comfortably spend time and we wanted to fix that,” she said.

“We also considered inclusivity, as we wanted all students, regardless of their mobility to be able to engage in the space.

“Not only having students engaged in the building and construction process, they get to see the effect their hard work has on their peers and that hard work does pay off.

“This space will provide an area for students who may need quiet time, or a sanctuary to spend time away from the fast pace of the playground.”