Last Thursday 5th September, we held the official opening of the Zen Garden outside Room 19. Representatives from nearby classes witnessed our groundsperson, Ken, open the space by cutting the streamers and then students and adults could trial it. Ken is a member of the Grounds Committee and has worked on building the space based on recommendations from the committee. The plan for this space was to create a miniature stylised landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, logs and shrubs, and use sand that is raked to represent ripples in water. A Zen Garden is intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature and is considered a peaceful and therapeutic space. Ken also built the rakes which children can use to make different patterns/creations in the sand.
We thank Ken for his time and hard work completing this project.