Year 6 leavers at S John’s primary took part in a outdoor ‘Summer Celebration’ that included the grand opening of the new ‘Sensory Garden’, built over the last three months at the front of the school.
Wellington Town Councillor Mrs Gloria Copley who is a former St John’s Governor was invited to cut the ribbon to officially open the new garden. St John’s Office Manager Joanne Roberts said, “She gave a wonderful speech in which she praised the lovely new addition to the school and all the hard work of both children and staff.”
The garden was made possible by donated funds from members of the community – including Waitrose who raised more than £1,000 towards the new garden from the local ‘Community Matters Fund’. The Friends of St John’s donated a large sum which included money to buy the garden’s plants and benches.
“This new garden has made such a difference to the front of the school and is being enjoyed by children, parents, staff and the local community,” said a St John’s spokesperson.
Meanwhile the Infant Department went back in time when their ‘Medieval Day’ completed the pupils’ ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ topic. The children dressed in costume and made puppets, shields, crowns and helmets. During the afternoon, they danced to medieval music before a banquet of finger-food. A spokesperson for the school said, “It was a super day and everyone enjoyed themselves!”