Volunteers create sensory woodland for the community
A TEAM of young people have carefully planned and built a fantastic sensory woodland for the community’s enjoyment.
Liam Slattery, Rory Stockton, Jayden Morris, Lee Copeland, Zac Rogers, Charlotte Duffy, Oliver Wild and Ashlea Venables took part in a 12 week programme organised by Princes Trust and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
After coming up with a plan and raising the necessary funds, they created a sensory woodland at Tatton Park’s Home Farm.
Shelly Wilson, Princes Trust Team assistant programme manager, said: “[The team]have worked hard for six days on site, clearing the ground in preparation.
“They have then created a deadwood fence in order to cordon off the area and put together sensory items such as a wind chime constructed from bamboo, a water feature made using recyclable materials, pots and pans which are hung for users to make sounds with and much more.”
The aim of the project was to create a sensory woodland for different groups to come and use in order to help develop and explore using their senses.
The team planted scented plants for visitors to use their sense of smell and explore the different scents, and a colourful sensory board so they can see, touch and feel the various materials.
Shelly added that the experience has also helped the team members progress with their personal targets.
She said: “The project was a huge success and all that have visited already have been amazed at what the team have completed in such a short space of time.”
The team, (above) took part in the 12 week programme where they created a sensory space, right, with a colourful sensory board, left