Horsham Primary students get new sensory experience | Photos, pictures

HORSHAM Primary School students were treated to new plants for a sensory garden at the Rasmussen Campus.

Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN, Bunnings and Toyota Stawell and Horsham organised a super sensory planting day with the children, special guests and teachers on National Tree Day.

Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN executive officer Tim Shaw said students planted over 50 plants – which were donated by Bunnings Horsham – that would inspire their senses. He said sensory gardens were therapeutic for children and a place them to reflect, learn and play, all at the same time. 

“The plants will provide all year round flowers for sight and smell, additional shade, and make the outdoor learning space a place children want to be,” he said. 

Students were also inspired to bring colour into the garden by adding brightly painted bird boxes and pavers.

Mr Shaw said the day taught students to engage in environmental activities.