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Memory garden unveiled at Castle Academy in honour of former staff member

Posted on: 13/12/2018

Pupils and staff at Castle Academy in Northampton will now be able to remember lost loved ones in a new memory garden within the school grounds.

The garden was unveiled last week in memory of a former teaching assistant who passed away in 2016.

The space features a chair and stools where the children can sit quietly, and all of the school’s 520 pupils have planted an decorative butterfly in the garden in memory of someone they’ve lost.

Headteacher Lorna Beard said: “We really value our outside space at Castle Academy and we decided it was important for the children to have somewhere to go for quiet contemplation.

“The memory garden we’ve created has seating and cushions, where the pupils can go to think about a family member or friend they may have lost.

“It’s a really lovely space and I hope the children and staff will enjoy using the garden.”

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