Our touchy feely garden

Child Assessment Centre'Sensory Garden'Opening
Child Assessment Centre'Sensory Garden'Opening

THERE was so much excitement about a new facility in Leven, you could reach out and touch it ...

A brand new sensory garden and covered play area was officially opened for youngsters at Leven Child Development Centre.

Coloufully complementing an existing play hut were exciting new swings, totem poles, a sandpit, bubble machine, novelty-shaped mirrors and chalk boards, with a ‘before and after’ gallery of pictures.

Various velvety surfaces and garden herbs also make for some fragrant feeling for the 12-20 or so pre-school children with additional support needs, who attend the Victoria Road facility each week.

Principal fund-raiser was the Leven Sainsbury’s supermarket, with the Centre being its chosen charity for the year.

In one of his last duties as store manager before leaving for a new job, James Jordan cut the ribbon at the official opening, attended by youngsters, parents, staff and supporters.

NHS also provided funding, along with Fife Council, Fife Police, the Rotary Club of Leven, local motorbike enthusiasts and Leven Amateur Musical Association.

Team leader Moira Smith said the Centre and its associated Friends group enjoyed even greater support these days with local people on the committee, and everyone was very grateful.