Nagambie Primary School students - and budding green thumbs - have produced something truly special.CHALPAT SONTI July 31, 2014 3:55am
The adults involved with the Nagambie Primary School sensory garden Lyn Martin and Julie Cubbin along with proud students Saffy Lazenby, 11, Lexie Kleinig, 8, Ashleign Salan, 12, and Rhys Shepherd, 10.
A project initiated by Nagambie Primary School students has transformed a messy area in public view into a stunning creation.
Years 3-6 students taking part in the Kids Matter module have built — with the help of adults Lyn Martin and Julie Cubbin — a sensory garden.
As the picture shows, it is a colourful and welcome addition to the school grounds.
Mrs Cubbin said it took about six lessons to build.
‘‘They approached us and we said yes we would help,’’ she said.
‘‘There was a little bit of in-between work (by others) but most of it was done by the kids themselves.’’
Finished in time for the end of Term Two, the garden is low-maintenance.
‘‘The garden that was there before needed a lot of trimming back, weeding and other maintenance,’’ Mrs Cubbin said.
‘‘We just wanted something with a more arid theme with grasses, succulents, things that are pretty hardy with minimal watering needed.’’
Four students — Saffy Lazenby, Ashleigh Salan, Lexie Kleinig and Rhys Shepherd — did the bulk of the work.
What did they learn from the experience?
‘‘How to garden,’’ Saffy said.
‘‘I didn’t know how to garden before or how you can make stuff from anything in the garden.’’
Recycling and reusing material previously in the garden was another valuable skill learned, and a burnt wooden fence is here seen as a water feature.
Perhaps the last word should go to Mrs Martin, a keen and experienced gardener.
‘‘It’s been probably as much a learning curve for us as the children,’’ she said.
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