SWA students at the RHS Green Plan It finals

St Wilfrid's Academy students proudly showed off their final design for a new sensory garden, at last week's Royal Horticultural Society's 'Green Plan It' competition finals, at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.  Students have worked with the RHS to develop their ideas to turn a tarmaced area of playground, into an oasis of calm, complete with decked area and wooden planters full of plants to stimulate each of the five senses. Harry in Y11, was interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield and proudly described how the sensory garden will support staff and student wellbeing at SWA.

Despite not winning the overall competition, RHS judges highly commended the design, particularly how students had opted to keep an existing tree, and build a sustainable design in decking around it.  The garden is now well underway, and should be ready for the spring.