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Sensory garden is calming space for pupils




The opening of a new sensory garden at Wilds Lodge in Empingham (2350440)
The opening of a new sensory garden at Wilds Lodge in Empingham (2350440)

A sensory garden has been officially opened at Wilds Lodge School in Empingham.

The garden was opened by the school’s leadership team and pupils from the Nurture group were the first to try out the new area.

The opening of a new sensory garden at Wilds Lodge in Empingham
The opening of a new sensory garden at Wilds Lodge in Empingham

The garden runs the whole length of the Crossroads building and is 40 meters long and can be accessed through either the art therapy room or the garden. It will be used for autistic students, individual support sessions, and is perfect for anyone needing a therapeutic space to take some time to themselves.

It will also be used to support curriculum lessons and particularly those such as English and art. It is a calming space with bridges, grasses, stepping stones and different textured pathways. A huge slab which was found during the preparation of the site has even been incorporated into the path as it forms a bridge over the stream.



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