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Gavin Foxall, Colin Faulkner, Michael Flynn, and Dan Butler visit Cwmbran High School to open the school’s brand new Sensory Garden

29 March 2018

Yesterday, Manager Michael Flynn had the honour of opening a brand new Sensory Garden at Cwmbran High School. The Sensory Garden is a fantastic addition to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Base which is part of Cwmbran High and supports 14 students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The ASD base is specialist base for young people with a diagnosis of autism and not only provides support for students in their academic lessons but also offers support with social and life skills.  As well as additional educational visits and qualification opportunities through their Life Skills Suite the base now boasts a fantastic Sensory Garden.

The Sensory Garden was initially started by a team of staff from Countrywide Conveyancing in Cardiff and was completed by the staff and students (thanks to donations from different companies) and now forms the beautiful garden in the photos.

The grand opening saw Manager Michael Flynn, defender Dan Butler and Club Directors Gavin Foxall and Colin Faulkner joined Russell Jones Jnr (XFactor) and Harri Harrington (Magician) and Mike Flynn was given the prestigious honour of opening the garden.

There was also a special honour for ASD Base student, Joshua Lovering, who has worked tirelessly in the garden from the very beginning as he was presented with the title of “Head Gardener”.

Esther Nicolaou, ASD Base Manager, said:We now have a fantastic space that our students can use and enjoy especially on days when things may be a bit difficult for them and they just want some “time out” and are extremely grateful to everyone that paid a part in creating it.”


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