Moate CS students promoting the Sensory Garden as a unique attraction in Moate

On 7th of May, Moate TY students Seán Treacy and Troy Bradley welcomed TY students Daniel Daly and Eve Martin from Banagher College to Dún Na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park. Daniel became blind due to leukaemia when he was 6 years old. We gave them a tour of the Sensory Garden and Daniel gave us some feedback on features in the garden from a blind person’s perspective. He particularly liked the unique texture of the succulents and the ferns in the touch planter. In the smell planter, he found the citrus plant to be the strongest. Daniel was quite comfortable getting around the paths using his cane. In the Butterfly Garden, the students showed Daniel how he could sit on the grass bench and wait for the butterflies during favourable conditions. We were delighted when Daniel recognised the wording in brail on the Water Feature: ‘Our 5 Senses’, the symbols of the senses: nose, ear, mouth, eye, and hand and many other symbols from the environment. Overall the visiting students thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were very impressed with all the sensory stimulating features in the garden.

 

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