The Mary A. Murray Garden
Pillar High School has recently opened the Mary A. Murray Garden to provide an accessible outdoor space for our students to work in. The Mary A. Murray Garden features raised planting beds, a ramp, and pathways that are wide enough to be accessible by wheelchairs and walkers. The wide range of tasks available in a garden allows it to have multiple uses by our students. The herbs grown provide sensory input stimulation for students’ sense of smell. Jobs such as watering the plants or harvesting ripe vegetables provide good occupational therapy training as well as teaching our students about tending to responsibilities.
The Bob Murray Life Skills Room
Pillar High School also recently opened the Bob Murray Life Skills Room. The new life skills room provides a variety of therapuetic-benefits for our students in a natural environment. The room provides a variety of therapuetic benefits for our students in a natural environment. The room features common bedroom furniture as well as accessible technology for our students to practice skills such as bed transfers and self care. Learn more about the Bob Murray Life Skills Room in the video below.
Thank you to the following for making these amenities possible:
Bob Murray, Alston Construction
Michael Murray, Kelly Construction
Justin DeOliveira, Alston Construction
Eric Kania, Alston Construction
Tim Schonman, Alston Construction
John Crimi, Landi Mason Landscape Supply
Peter Crimi, Landi Mason Landscape Supply
David Cooper, Competitive Plumbing and Heating
Ramtown Floors by Design, Inc
Our many dedicated volunteers who helped build and plant the garden