Radlett primary school opens Japanese garden
PUBLISHED: 16:19 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:19 25 April 2018
A school in Radlett has opened a Japanese garden to help pupils be meditative and improve their wellbeing.
The Japanese Garden, called ‘A Space To Be’, was opened at Manor Lodge School in Shenley on Saturday, April 21, by Lord Bichard of Nailsworth KCB. The mayor and mayoress of Hertsmere cllr Charles Goldstein and Gail Goldstein, and deputy mayor cllr Brenda Batten also attended.
The outdoor space, influenced by the Shibumi landscaping principles, is designed to be tranquil so children can practice quiet reflection and mindfulness techniques. It will also be used for outdoor lessons, which is shown to benefit pupils and teachers.
Designate headteacher Alyson Lobo said: “At Manor Lodge, we fundamentally believe that every child deserves a childhood.
“Children have a right to happiness and that can happen if we embrace childhood and allow our children freedom to discover who they are.”