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In action: Oystermouth Primary School

15/07/2013 by Green Schools

Oystermouth Primary School in Mumbles near Swansea has had an impressive and successful year. They do so much as part of Green Schools Revolution, from their energy audit, to using water butts and running a healthy tuck shop.

The school were awarded regional winners in our Green Schools Revolution competition this year. Here we hear from members of the school’s gardening club and their PSE Co-ordinator Caroline Morgan about their new sensory garden:

“The Green Schools Revolution has developed and improved the sustainability of Oystermouth Primary School. We are doing lots to make our school a greener place and we want to do more!"

"We have transformed a neglected area of the school grounds into a ‘Sensory Garden’. All the classes in the school use the garden throughout the day. The junior children use the garden at playtimes and we have a new Gardening Club on Wednesday lunchtimes."

"The Sensory Garden is a horticultural environment and a tranquil retreat. It provides physical stimulation and encourages recycling and reuse."

"We have used the prize money to refloor and reglaze the greenhouse with safe polycarbonate and buy two rotating compost bins. We have erected a sandpit and planted an olive tree."

"We have named the Sensory Garden “Frank’s Garden”. Frank was our much-loved lollipop man for many years, who sadly passed away last year. On June 4th, we had an opening ceremony and Frank’s wife and sister came to cut the ribbon."

"We were also given money by a retired teacher to buy a story telling bench."

"We use the garden at playtimes for chess, reading, sketching and lots more. Thank you very much for helping us make our garden grow greater, greener and good!”

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