A SENSORY garden has been built in honour of two former school governors.

All Saints Primary School in Great Oakley had an official opening of its new garden on Monday.

Headteacher Jane Simmons thanked all those who helped to create the special area, which was funded by a fun run.

She said: “We had two members of our governing body that died a couple of years ago.

“The children did a fundraising fun run in September last year and raised £1,200.

“From then we have been designing it.”

The garden is in memory of school governors Janet Little, who was the chairman, and Paul Sommers, who was vice-chairman.

Mrs Simmons added: “Paul used to take the chess club so the children requested a chess area.

“Carole Willis from the village helped design the garden, she listened to the children and included lots of their ideas. We were supported by lots of local businesses who had donated turf and plants, and parents and people from the wider community came and helped dig out.

“The children have been busy planting the garden - there are four raised flowerbeds for four different senses, sight, smell, hearing and touch.

“We are delighted with the garden, it looks really beautiful. Lots of people are going to get a lot of pleasure from the garden in the years to come, which is great.”

Carole Willis and her husband Brian planted a tree at the official opening.

Carole said: “I volunteered to plan the garden and ended up, with my husband, running the thing. It was a labour of love.

“The children raised £1,200 and the PTA and All Saints’ Church congregation gave £200.

“We are just really grateful for everybody who helped.”