Several years ago local schools in West Cumbria were given the opportunity to apply for funding from BNFL for projects based on the criteria of Science and Design and Technology activities.
Ashfield Infant school produced a plan based upon ‘sound’ that won them £5,000 and this plan has now come to life in the form of a sound garden which has been constructed at the school.
The school have worked with expert practitioners and music specialists, with input from the children, to develop a garden of instruments and equipment which enable the pupils to experiment with sound and develop their learning.
They are so thankful to BNFL that they chose to name it using the same initials; the ‘Beautiful Natural Flowing Learning’ garden was opened in April by Doug Cooper, NMP Sponsored Deputy Managing Director for Sellafield Ltd.
Doug who took the opportunity to sample some of the instruments on offer, said: ‘It’s great to see the legacy fund continuing to support the local community through beneficial projects like this, the school have worked hard to plan this carefully and should be proud of the final product”.
Pat Smith, Headteacher, said: “We are so grateful to the BNFL legacy fund which has allowed us to establish a fun, learning resource where children can play and learn independently and with the input of adults, extend their thinking and learning for many years to come”.