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City funds sensory garden for students with disabilities

Published Friday, 13th November 2015

The City of Wanneroo has provided more than $2,000 funding for a sensory garden at the Burbridge School in Koondoola.

Burbridge school sensory garden
City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City is extremely proud to support such a worthwhile learning facility.

“The Burbridge School caters for children with multiple disabilities and the sensory garden offers another aspect of learning and enjoyment for the school’s students,” Mayor Roberts said. 

“Students from Kindergarten onwards will be able to enjoy the garden and sensory work area which will enhance the education provided by teachers at the school.”

The City provided $2,361 through a community funding grant for the project which has recently been officially opened.
The garden includes edible and aromatic plants and is wheelchair friendly.

Burbridge School teacher Peta Cutter said the sensory garden opens up a new education experience for her students, many of whom learn through their senses.

“The raised garden beds make it easy for students to reach the plants and learn in a tranquil setting where stories and music are also part of their outdoor lessons,” she said.

“The whole school from Kindergarten to Year 13 help to care for the sensory garden and use it.  This brings everyone together.  The school is extremely grateful to the City of Wanneroo for its contribution to this valuable project.”

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