Sensational experiences

Indya Webb, Tiarna-Anne Howes and Xavier Allen at play in an area of Bertram Primary School’s sensory garden. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d416623
Indya Webb, Tiarna-Anne Howes and Xavier Allen at play in an area of Bertram Primary School’s sensory garden. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d416623

That dream recently became a reality in the Bertram schoolyard, with plenty of colourful and creative pieces for the students to wander through.

Ms Sparkes, who is the school’s community liaison officer and Better Buddy co-ordinator, said the garden was still in the making but was slowly coming together just as she had envisaged many years ago.

When completed, the garden will become a fun-filled zone, where the students can explore the bamboo xylophones, musical pipes and wind chimes.

‘The garden will provide further hands-on learning for the children and will allow the teachers to expand their music and reading lessons.

‘I have wanted to do this for years and I have wanted to involve the community in the process,’ she said.

‘I recently ran a busy bee on Saturday, for the community to come along and help build the sensory garden.’

The garden has a steel tepee and an indigenous planter and a local artist has painted a mural.