Bunnings staff give Aspect Macarthur School a makeover

Autistic children will have a brand new library and sensory garden thanks to some dedicated Bunnings staff members.

Aspect Macarthur School at Cobbitty has undergone a makeover with some fresh paint and new garden beds.

School coordinator Jenna Crisp said the work was “absolutely wonderful”.

“We entered the Camden Show scarecrow competition and we ended up winning a prize from Bunnings,” she said.

“When Bunnings staff came to the school they saw the empty library and the garden and they offered to help us and fix it all up.

“Dulux also donated some of the paint for the rooms.

“It means a lot to our school.”

More than 15 Bunnings staff members from Narellan, Mittagong, Shellharbour, Campbelltown, Wollongong and Warrawong banded together to complete the work today.

They painted the library, installed garden beds and planted a range of plants.

“The refurbishment will allow our students to have a place to relax outside,” Ms Crisp said.

“It’s a calming space away from the classroom where students can learn about caring for the garden, composting and responsibility.

“The library will also allow our students to develop their literary skills.”

The garden will feature flowers, Australian native plants and fruit and vegetable seeds.

Aspect Macarthur School provides an education program for approximately 104 students with autism spectrum across five separate sites in the Macarthur region.

Ms Crisp said sensory gardens were a great space for children with autism.

“It’s a therapeutic and safe way for them to explore their surroundings,” she said.