schools

How to create a sensory garden at school

Girl in sensory garden at school

With their interesting sights and smells, sensory gardens are perfect additions for schools to aid with the sensory development of children. Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres, has given us his easy guide to growing a sensory garden at school.

Sensory gardens are carefully planned to invoke all five senses with their plants and décor. They’re perfect for children, especially those with autism, as it provides a safe space to explore each stimulus and promotes sensory development. With National Children’s Gardening Week fast approaching, what better time to start planning your school’s sensory garden? I’ll be giving you my best tips for creating a garden to invoke all the senses.

Win £3,000 for your school in Mouth and Foot Painting's Unique Arts Awards!

Mouth and Foot Painting Alan Titchmarsh and Ellie Jones

The UK’s only charity dedicated to training young disabled artists, the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Trust Fund (MFPA), has opened entries for its national 2018 Unique Arts Awards – with £600 in Great Art Vouchers for the winner and £3,000 of vouchers for their school up for grabs. 

Now in their third year, the awards recognise artistic excellence among disabled young people between the ages of 7 and 21 from across the UK. In October, the finalists will receive their awards at a glittering ceremony to be held in central London. 

Special Olympics campaign

Special Olympics

Special Olympics & Play Unified Help 30,000 Young People Fight Intolerance in First Two Years

Play Unified, a Special Olympics GB campaign delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is celebrating a second successful year fighting intolerance in schools across the UK - reaching almost 30,000 young people nationwide, enough to fill a football stadium!

The Special Olympics campaign aims to change perceptions of and end intolerance towards young people with intellectual disabilities (ID), such as the fact 8 in 10 experience bullying.  It aims to strengthen leadership and sport participation pathways for young people with intellectual disabilities and develop inclusive environments in schools through sport.