A donation has helped a Lichfield school to create a new tranquility garden for students.

Willows Primary School was given £500 by the Co-op food store on Marks Walk after customers donated the dividends they earned on their purchases.

Nicky Gilbert with deputy headteacher Laura Lazenby and some of the pupils in the herb section of the school’s garden

Headteacher Jo Whitmore said the new space would allow pupils to take part in mindfulness, wellbeing and personal development activities.

“It’s a landscaped, peaceful area of our school which will also be used as a calm and quiet space where children can relax or reflect.

“The garden was carefully designed using ideas suggested by our school’s pupil board.

“It includes a beautiful water feature, comfortable seating areas and a range of calming trees, plants and herbs.”

Jo Whitmore, Willows Primary School

Nicky Gilbert, manager of the Co-op store, recently visited the school to see the new garden.

“It’s good to see the money has been put to such great use.

“I really enjoyed the sight and smell of the new flowers and herbs. After what everybody has been through it’s such a lovely area for the children to relax in.”

Nicky Gilbert

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  1. I think this is an excellent initiative and will help these young children to progress in a positive way, which as we all know is very important in these challenging times.

    A friend was reflecting on his own school days and said: “If I could talk to my younger self, I would say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your goal.”

    How lovely for these young children to have support like this.

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