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Amazon support sensory garden revamp at Kirkby school

by Jonathan Kearney

Members of staff at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kirkby have visited a local school to help revamp its sensory garden.

As part of the volunteering project, Amazon employees helped clear and prepare the ground for the sensory garden at Bluebell Park School in Kirkby.

The garden enables all pupils to access the outdoor space safely and further develops the outdoor learning spaces.

Bluebell Park School provides education for students aged 3-19 years old who have severe and complex needs. The school is passionate about creating a fun, challenging and supportive school environment.

The Amazon Knowsley team has also made a £1,000 donation to the school.

The donation will be used towards the school’s annual prom, celebrating pupils leaving the school for their next chapter.

Christian Stewart, Site Leader at Amazon in Knowsley, said: “Bluebell Park is a brilliant school and plays a big role in the education and support of many children and their families in our community. I am glad we are supporting the school with this donation.”

Jonathan Wiggins, an Amazon employee who volunteered to help with the sensory garden revamp, added: “It was a pleasure to get involved in supporting Bluebell Park School and helping to improve the sensory garden. We had a great day at the school, learning more about the students and staff and its special community environment.”

Michelle Slater, from Bluebell Park School said: “We would like to thank Christian and the team at Amazon for this donation and for the help with our sensory garden. The garden is a valuable part of our school outdoor learning spaces for the students and it’s great to see the results of this makeover.”

The donation to Bluebell Park School was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK.