Queniborough School to open new reflection garden

Queniborough Primary School's reflection garden
Queniborough Primary School's reflection garden
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A new reflection garden at Queniborough Primary School which pupils can sit in and enjoy during their break times is to be declared open for use.

The school was one of ten lucky schools in the Midlands to receive help building their garden by Severn Trent volunteers as part of a Water Champions scheme, which aims to make a difference in primary schools.

Pupils helped with the design and planning process by making mosaics and carving a special bench. Thanks to an extra £3,000 grant which the school successfully applied for, they were also able to employ an artist to work with the children on the design.

Headteacher Joy Hardy said: “We based the reflection garden on the bible passage Psalm 23:2, ‘He leads me beside still waters.’

“It is an area at the side of the playground where children can go and be quiet and have time out from the hustle and bustle of playtime if they want to.

“Severn Trent volunteers installed a water feature, revitalised our allotment areas and fitted rain water harvesters near the growing area.”

There will be a special opening ceremony on Tuesday, April 14 at 2.30pm led by the Rev Lorna Brabin-Smith.