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New sensory garden helps Lowestoft youngsters experience nature

PUBLISHED: 11:33 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 12 July 2017

Rainbow Day Nursery's new sensory garden. Picture: Rainbow Day Nursery.

Rainbow Day Nursery's new sensory garden. Picture: Rainbow Day Nursery.

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Youngsters at Rainbow Day Nursery and Pre-School in Lowestoft have been enjoying their new sensory garden.

Work to transform a piece of waste ground into a new sensory garden. Picture: Rainbow Day Nursery.Work to transform a piece of waste ground into a new sensory garden. Picture: Rainbow Day Nursery.

From a piece of waste ground to a beautiful garden – with the help of some willing volunteers from Tesco, Gunton and some of the nursery’s staff and family - the children now have a new outdoor space to explore.

The idea was to create an area where the children could experience nature, and along with the nursery’s other outdoor play spaces and large field, youngsters can now spend hours outside.

A spokesman from the nursery said: “It is something that is very valuable to young children to enhance their learning and help them to reach their full potential. We are also developing an allotment and have entered this year’s Lowestoft in Bloom competition, after our successful win last year.”

The nursery would like to thank Steve Betts and his volunteers from Tesco and their donation of bark to help complete the area, along with Suffolk county councillor Keith Patience who gave a donation from his locality budget and Barnby Nursery Centre.

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