Last Friday (10th November), we proudly exhibited our new creation during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the front of the school – a Sensory Garden.
Inspired and designed by member of staff, Liz Mendez, whose idea it was to create a sensory garden for students, staff, parents and visitors alike.
It was Liz’s idea to have, at the heart of the school, a garden full of life. A garden not just to sit in and look at, but to engage with. To smell, to touch and with some plants, even to taste. A true garden for the senses. A huge thank you to Ms Mendez for her inspiration, creativity and determination as well as students and staff that helped plant, dig, or build the garden.
A huge thank you must also go to Arise, Euro Plants UK, FOSA and Tesco’s who helped with significant donations to the project, and the team at Groundworks for their landscaping.
In addition to the trees, plants and flowers there is also a bench and a statue in memory of an ex-student and member of staff at the school – Jennifer Fernandez.
The bench and statue were purchased from donations from a number of people to remember Jenny who was a student at the school from 1999 – 2005 and worked at Onslow St Audrey’s for a number of years after. She died earlier this year, aged just 28.
In the words of Laurence Binyon, we reflect on those famous words that,
They shall grow not old, as we that are left, grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.