St Albans ‘Green Team’ open sensory garden

PUBLISHED: 11:27 21 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:27 21 February 2020

GroundworkEast opened a sensory garden at Oaklands College. Picture: Supplied

GroundworkEast opened a sensory garden at Oaklands College. Picture: Supplied

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A St Albans college is celebrating a new sensory garden created by volunteers for people with learning disabilities.

GroundworkEast opened a sensory garden at Oaklands College. Picture: SuppliedGroundworkEast opened a sensory garden at Oaklands College. Picture: Supplied

The team transformed an unused patch of grass into an open plan sensory garden to enhance the experience of disabled learners.

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Oaklands College's welcomed the Green Team who completed a 14-week employment and skills programme run by charity Groundwork East.

The Green Team is a course for those not in education, employment or training and who want to improve their future opportunities and skills.

GroundworkEast opened a sensory garden at Oaklands College. Picture: SuppliedGroundworkEast opened a sensory garden at Oaklands College. Picture: Supplied

Senior employment project tutor for Groundwork Matt Sutcliffe said: "It has been great to run a Green Team project based at Oaklands College. The team have loved being in a learning environment and seeing the Springfield students use the new area they have created. The team has delivered a fantastic project, congratulations Green Team!"

Volunteer Steve Austin said: "This programme has been a real honour and has allowed me to get back into the employment and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity."

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