Famous friend helps Felsted students enjoy new garden

PUBLISHED: 08:31 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 30 November 2018

L-R: Nicky Searle, Tristan Searle and Lloyd Warbey with Felsted Pre-Prep students  in the newly created garden. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

L-R: Nicky Searle, Tristan Searle and Lloyd Warbey with Felsted Pre-Prep students in the newly created garden. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Host of the television programme Art Attack helped Felsted School students create a garden to replace one which had been destroyed in a storm.

Part of the new garden in Felsted pre-prep. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDPart of the new garden in Felsted pre-prep. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The garden, which the younger pupils have used since the start of the autumn term, includes fairy houses, a hotel for bugs, toadstool stepping stones and play stations made from wire reels, personalised by reception and Year 2 students.

TV host Lloyd Warbey helped students plan the zones in the garden and it was opened in July by now retired deputy head teacher Tristan Searle, who taught at the school for 33 years.

The original garden was destroyed last year in a storm.

Pre-prep teacher Nicky Searle said: “The garden is a great opportunity for calm play in an inspiring environment, promoting positive wellbeing for our children.

Part of the new garden at Felsted School. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDPart of the new garden at Felsted School. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

“It has helped encourage independence, as the children contributed to building the environment, recognising that their ideas have been heard.”

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