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Grounds for sharing a book by Sensory Trust

Grounds for Sharing: a guide to developing special school sites

£7.00

Grounds for Sharing is essential reading for anyone interested in how the outdoors can bring benefits to children with all types of sensory needs.

The book shows how well designed grounds can simultaneously encourage the development of physical skills, the building of confidence through exploration of the environment and the acquisition of social and behavioural skills through learning to participate and share with others.

The publication is based on a study that collected data from 400 special schools throughout the UK. Teachers from all kinds of special schools highlighted the enormous range of opportunities and benefits that school grounds can offer children with all types of special needs.

Grounds for Sharing provides guidance and examples on the following -

  • designing for accessibility
  • maximising sensory interest
  • sensory garden design
  • planning for participation of children with special needs
  • plant selection, wildlife interest and activities
  • planning for play
  • designing for comfort and flexibility
  • maintenance

The book also contains nine case studies.

 All proceeds from your purchases in our shop will be used to support our work, helping us connect people of all ages and abilities with natural places and spaces.

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