Colchester Institute’s Sensory Garden – Collier & Catchpole helps pave the way
At the beginning of April, a new outdoor learning environment for students at the Colchester Institute Colchester campus started to take shape. As part of the Colchester Borough Council Big Choice Award scheme, the College received a £25,000 grant to develop a sensory garden on campus and has been supported by contributions from local employers. The garden will feature structures created by the students from the College’s trade faculties including Brickwork and Carpentry. In addition there will be contributions from other course areas including Art and Design and Learning for Living.
One of the local employers to lend a helping hand is Collier & Catchpole with a generous donation of block paving.
Tim Rowbottom, Managing Director at Collier & Catchpole said: “Collier & Catchpole is committed to supporting local community projects. This initiative was particularly attractive as it means working with Colchester Institute, a leading educator of those wishing to be part of the building and construction sector. These students will be our employees of the future as well as our potential customers. We are proud to be able to collaborate in this project and the development of such a positive learning environment.”