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Blenheim Palace Support for School’s Sensory Garden

The money was raised by staff at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and will go towards developing the garden at the secondary school site.
 
As well as fundraising for the garden, Blenheim Palace’s head gardener Hilary Wood is helping with its design and a Palace staff team of volunteers are also planning to help build it.
 
The fundraising is part of a series of events and activities to support local groups and charities currently being undertaken by Blenheim Palace.
 
“It was lovely to be able to hand over the cheque in person to pupils, staff and helpers from Springfield School during their visit to us,” said Blenheim Palace’s Head of Human Resources, Sarah Morris.
 
“The school make several visits here each year and are always looking at innovative ways to provide amazing new learning opportunities for their pupils – the entire team here is delighted to be able to support their endeavours. 
 
“We are particularly excited to be involved with the garden project and Hilary and her team of volunteers are looking forward to getting on site to help out with the design and planting,” she added.
 
Springfield Special Needs School, located in Witney, educates children and young people, between the ages of 2 & 16. All of the pupils have severe learning difficulties and communication problems. The school provides a flexible approach to learning, respecting the individuality of each of its pupils and allowing them to grow personally