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Kingsbrook Students and Care Home Residents Unite for Sensory Garden Project

Kingsbrook Students and Care Home Residents Unite for Sensory Garden Project

In June, a group of enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 students from Kingsbrook School in Aylesbury, known as the Kingsbrook Rangers, visited Hampden Hall Care Centre along with Deputy Head Dan Atherton and Liz Johnston. The visit aimed to foster intergenerational connections and collaborate on creating a sensory garden for the Westgate Healthcare centre.

During their visit, the Kingsbrook Rangers brainstormed ideas and plans for the sensory garden with the residents. The students prepared detailed lists of suitable flowers and plants for the area. Later in the month, the same group returned with a diverse collection of flowers and plants ready for planting.

Despite the rain, students and residents worked together to bed the plants, decorate stones, rehome existing flowers, and weed the garden. Hampden Hall already had the ingredients to make bird feed balls and materials for a birdhouse and stand, adding to the day’s projects. During breaks, they shared stories over doughnuts and hot chocolate. The day was made even more special with a private concert from Luigi, a resident, who played several tunes on his violin, and told jokes.

Both the students and residents had a wonderful time and are eagerly looking forward to their next collaboration, which will focus on revamping Hampden Hall’s raised herb and vegetable bed.

Kingsbrook School, commented: “Thank you to the wonderful team at Hampden Hall Care Centre and their residents for making us feel so welcome!”

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