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Bready Jubilee Primary School, Strabane

Sensory Garden


When the children were on their half term holidays it was all hands on deck with the construction of our new Sensory Garden.  The work took place between Tuesday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  The weather was not exactly favourable for outside work but the hardy volunteers soldiered on to get the garden complete before the children came back to school.  For anyone who has seen the final outcome, I think you will agree that a fantastic job was done, especially when you consider that no heavy machinery was used just good old fashioned elbow grease!!  The new garden is packed full of interesting zones that include musical areas, rock and log piles, tyres and planters, a mud pit, a fire pit with surrounding seating, a ‘den’, crazy paving, textured paving stones, bark and gravel surfaces, a bird bath and crawl tunnel.  The existing raised beds were removed to be relocated at a later date closer to the poly tunnel.  A herb garden, wild garden and willow arch are also features.  When the weather gets better the area will be re-sown with grass seed adding the final touch.

A great big thank you needs to be given to all the volunteers: Adrian Preston, James Preston, Simon Preston, Raymond Monteith, Gusty Kee, Stuart Thompson, David Thompson and Rosalind Young.  Sara Monteith, Hannah Young and Corine Young, all pupils at the school all helped as well.  THANK YOU all of you for giving your time and doing such a great job that will be enjoyed by the school and community for many years to come.


Diane Monteith (BJPS Gardening Club)