Youngsters at an Aberdeen school are finding a new way to play with the introduction of a sensory garden.
The area at Mile End School on Midstocket Road now includes plants, flowers and a hotel for insects.
Teachers were also hoping to add a luscious lawn to add the finishing touches to the play area – and found some artificial turf which was later donated by a Scottish company.
The sensory area was assembled over the summer, in time for the children’s return to the classroom last month.
Primary one teacher Alice Wright said: “We’re delighted with the new area and the grass in particular is fantastic.
“We wanted something which looked like real grass but was lower maintenance and still safe for the children to play on.
“We wouldn’t have been able to create the area without this donation.”
Grass Direct is part of the Flooring Superstone branch in Seafield, Edinburgh.
Regional director director Greig Anderson said: “We donated grass from our Geneva range as this is perfect for very young children as its exceptionally soft and cushions those little trips and falls.
“It is easier to maintain and can also be cleaned, unlike the real thing.
“We’re delighted to have been able to support the school and are pleased the children are enjoying the new sensory area.”