A grant provided by Hereford City Council has helped The Brookfield School replace the patio windows to the sensory garden, giving the rooms used a new lease of life.
On 20th July 2020, City Councillors approved a grant of £2,064 for the purchase and installation of the patio windows.
Wendy Roberts, from The Brookfield School, said;
“Following the extremely generous donation from the city council to pay for the purchase and installation of patio windows, we had them fitted over the Autumn half term break. We were so excited to see them in situ and are all absolutely delighted with the impact they have had on the look and feel of the primary building. They have turned what was a dark, dingy classroom with little natural light and no view of the outside, into a wonderfully bright and light multi-purpose space.
We have called the room The Hub and it is now used as a library space, intervention area and quiet study area. The children love it. They have direct access to our lovely garden and beautiful views towards the race course beyond. We have found that the room has a calming effect on the children and, even when they can’t get outside due to the weather conditions, they still feel part of the outdoors and the therapeutic benefits of that are clear to see. On warmer days, with the doors wide open and the children able to step outside when they need to, it really is the place to be and has very quickly become the children’s favourite room!”
We’re delighted to hear about the impact that the installation has had on the School, and hope it can be enjoyed by everyone for many years to come. The benefits which have been provided are especially pleasant to hear about, as we could all use some good news in these troubling times.
Grant applications are available for community groups and projects in Hereford. For more information, click HERE.