Farmer & Carlisle Toyota Loughborough donate £1,750 to Hathern Church of England Primary School for a new peace / sensory garden.
Hathern Church of England Primary is a small school in the village of Hathern, Loughborough. They chose to develop an area of the playground into a space to provide peace and sanctuary for their children – it has been called the Peace Garden.The main aim was to provide an area where children felt safe and secure; and a place where they could experience peace and quiet.
The peace garden has created an enclosed area with planting of herbs, wildflowers and perennials in the borders as well as in wooden planters. Plants have been specially selected for their wildlife appeal and sensory stimulation. The ground has been covered by bark, paving stones, pebbles, artificial grass and a winding walkway that will ensure accessibility. Seating has been placed at various points around the garden allowing children the opportunity to sit, think, listen, talk and engage.