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    Pupils Enjoy New Sensory Garden

    Lower Prep children cultivate a love of learning, thanks to a grant from the Kimbolton School Parents’ Association.

    Kimbolton Preparatory School Sensory GardenLower Prep pupils have been enjoying a new garden designed to stimulate their developing senses. The outdoor area, funded by a grant from the Kimbolton School Parents’ Association, is not only beautiful to look at but has been carefully planted to stimulate the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste.

    The ‘Sensory Garden’ was the brainchild of Mrs Laura Collins, Head of Lower Prep, who enlisted the help of Head Groundsman, Mr Joe Firby, to clear the site and install a series of four raised beds. A surprise donation of herbs and flowers from The Kimbolton Flower Shop made a lovely addition to the garden, including an eye-catching sunflower and deliciously-scented geraniums.

    The garden will be used as an outdoor classroom, where children aged 4-7 will learn about nature, discover, explore, smell, touch - and have fun! A special area has been set aside for the Gardening Club, with pupils tending their potatoes and eagerly awaiting the appearance of newly-planted runner beans.

    Mrs Collins said: “The garden also has a birdfeeder, which has encouraged a pair of blue tits to nest in the box on the wall above it. The children are really enjoying watching the birds fly in and out to feed their young. I hope the garden will be enjoyed by our current and future pupils for many years to come.”