The best playgrounds offer students loads of activities to amuse and stimulate. Others are literally full of children. Either way, school playgrounds are busy places – yet they are also places where a child can feel very lonely. For SEND students, especially those on the autistic spectrum, and for children experiencing social or emotional difficulties, a quiet area can offer a haven of safety.
A garden can also provide:
- A safe space for mentoring
- An outdoor prayer space
- Opportunities for a gardening club
- A sensory area for KS1 lessons
- A resource for lessons in English, Art, Science & PSHE
Many staffrooms have long had a potential site in mind, but bringing a garden into fruition is a time-consuming task. That’s where TrinityLearning comes in.
A quiet garden project can focus both your school and local communities, bringing them together in a positive and lasting way.
- TrinityLearning acts as the catalyst:
- site visit to discuss issues with SMT
- working with school council on student preferences
- providing and costing a design
- filling out those time-consuming grant bids
- project-managing community input on digging and planting
- providing ideas for use in the curriculum
- organising volunteers to work with children on maintenance