New sensory garden for Budehaven Community School

THE Little ARBour Garden is now in use for the pupils at the Budehaven Community School ARB in Bude thanks to a £13,454.89 grant from Wooden Spoon Cornwall.

The garden should have been opened by Ben Hilton, Captain of Cornwall’s Championship winning team but he unfortunately tested positive for Covid on the morning.

However, although he was missed it did not dampen a most delightful and pleasing afternoon where the students proudly showed Wooden Spoon members, parents and guardians their new garden followed by the reading of poems that they had prepared for the afternoon. Tears formed in the eyes of those present.

All were invited inside for some very special treats that had been prepared by staff with the help of the students.

The achievement of turning a sloping grassy bank that could not be accessed by the majority of students, especially wheelchair users, had not only been entirely designed by the students but their plans, when presented to Wooden Spoon Cornwall, were in the form of drawings which they had prepared themselves.

The poems written by the children are presently on display at Bude RFC.The £13,454.89 grant wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Cornwall committee, members and supporters. All in all a wonderful project!

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