The School Plus Cannon Hill Anglican College garden has been a labour of love over many years. The garden idea originated around the idea of being able to provide children with an enriched “garden to table” learning experience and has grown from there.
With lots of fun and hard work the staff, children, families and members of the community have created their very own sensory garden where they have also embedded Indigenous Cultural learning for many years to come. The Service was very deliberate in its planning to engage involvement from the school community through several upcycling projects, including involving local high school students in addition to the younger children, reusing benches and pavers, which are now a part of their garden.
The garden incorporates all the five senses through different elements such as, pebbles, bright colours, lemon myrtle & scented plants, wind chimes, a yarning circle, delicious vegetables on trellises and beautifully painted Dream Time Stories presented on the stepping stones around the garden. The Totem poles are to commemorate the Festival of Lights in the Torres Strait Islands. The path creates a wonderful journey around the garden that the children love.The fun doesn’t stop there, the service plans to extend on this further in the future by creating an Indigenous mural backdrop and some screens to cover the air conditioning units and enhance the reflective nature of the garden.