Tevez opens school sensory garden
- 01 March 2013 16:05
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Carlos Tevez has officially opened a brand new interactive sensory garden at Camberwell Park Specialist Support School.
The City striker met pupils and staff as well as receiving a tour of the school before opening the recently transformed rainforest themed facility.
“Visits like this make you feel good, they almost give you strength,” smiled Tevez.
“To come and see the kids and to see how they are battling and to see that they are doing well, it does your heart good.
“It was great to see the staff too and to see that just spending a little while here has also made them happy and that does you good as well.”
After opening the garden, the 29-year old took some time to make his official mark on the school – painting and signing an image of himself in a City shirt.
“I think it’s very important as a club to make visits like this,” he said.
“Lots of clubs have initiatives like this, but I think the fact that we want to be one of the best clubs in Europe, it’s the little details like this that make you a bigger and better club.”
The project is part of City in the Community’s One City Disability Sport programme and will allow students to enjoy an interactive experience as well as offering plots for pupils to grow their own plants in a new, safely fenced area of the garden.
“We all feel very fortunate to have worked on this fantastic project. It is proof that when people come together for the good of the community, great outcomes follow,” said Craig Bell, CITC’s Community Cohesion Manager.
City in the Community worked together with The Princes Trust and BAM Construction to regenerate the school grounds.
Head Teacher Mary Isherwood said: “The combined hard work and commitment of CITC, BAM Construction, and the Prince's Trust together with Camberwell Park School has been outstanding! We are sincerely grateful to all involved.”