Pupils show their skills in week of creativity

Purbrook Junior School's new garden L-R April Bone 11, Jessica Black 10, Fiona Burns 11, Josef Green 10, Elliott Kingston 10, Haydn Stratton 10, Harry Stanbury 7 and Lauren Sykes 7.''Picture: Paul Jacobs  (131759-1)
Purbrook Junior School's new garden L-R April Bone 11, Jessica Black 10, Fiona Burns 11, Josef Green 10, Elliott Kingston 10, Haydn Stratton 10, Harry Stanbury 7 and Lauren Sykes 7.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (131759-1)
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CHILDREN have been discovering their creative side by building their very own sensory garden.

Pupils at Purbrook Junior School worked all week to create the garden, which has now been officially opened.

It was all part of the school’s creativity week which also saw pupils dancing, singing and baking, in a bid to inspire them to do something different.

Acting headteacher Donna Maxwell said: ‘The children have worked so hard on this all week. It’s a credit to our teachers for their creativity.

‘The aim was to give the children something different and something that interested them so they could be experts in it.

‘The gardening is about giving them a life skill and an interest that hopefully might create a lifelong love of gardening.

‘It looks incredible. We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome.

‘They have absolutely loved it. You see different children shine at different things. It gives everybody the opportunity to shine at something.

‘They have been so enthusiastic.

‘It motivates them and engages them.’

Year 5 pupil Jessica Black, 10, said: ‘It was fun but it was tiring.

‘It was exciting to see what our work turned out to be.

‘I think it looks beautiful. I’m proud.’

Elliott Kingston, 10, also in Year 5, said: ‘It was an amazing experience because I have never done it before.

‘I would love to do it again. It looks absolutely astonishing.’

And Josef Green, 10, also in Year 5, added: ‘It looks better than my garden at home. It looks very colourful.’