A school in Enfield for children with learning disabilities is building a sensory garden after winning £60,000 in a TV competition.
Durants School won the money on ITV’s People’s Jubilee Millions where they beat a pregnancy scheme in East Basildon through a public vote. The staff at the school spent weeks campaigning and are over the moon to have won the cash.
Peter De Rosa who is headteacher at the school was amazed and touched by all of the help and support that the school received.
He said: “It’s going to mean that we can develop this old patch of barren land into a new garden for all the children. Children with autism need a quiet space from time to time, and this school is quite a busy place at the moment. This was a real community effort and everyone should be proud of themselves.”
The headteacher is planning for the garden to be a community space that parents of the autistic children can use, even if their children do not attend Durants School.