Saturday 25 January 2020
Some of our children have sensory processing disorders and tend to have extreme reactions to sensory stimulation in that they are either stimulated too much or too little. We want to transform an area of our outside space into a sensory garden where it will be used as a calming place in a gentle way to stimulate their senses, encouraging them to touch, smell, taste and generally interact with the environment. which will be very therapeutic for those children who suffer from sensory problems.
We want to raise £1000. The money will be used to purchase plants, tools and reclaimed railway sleepers for raised beds so that the children can easily reach the plants. This will include a range of tactile and fragranced plants that help children explore all their senses. We will also purchase child-sized gardening tools and watering cans to help give children opportunities to get involved and take ownership.
The sensory garden will provide a special area dedicated to helping our children with special needs and disabilities to experience the outdoors in a way that stimulates their senses, provides opportunities for learning, and have fun - whatever the weather. The garden will be designed to be fully accessible to our children who require the use of walking frames or wheelchairs and built at a height that ensures plants can be reached to touch and semll.
You can make your donation at www.localgiving.org/kameliakids.