AN INCLUSIVE trail has launched at a Basingstoke country house with the help of school pupils. 

Pupils from Tadley Court School, which specialises in education for learners with additional needs, contributed their thoughts to bring an inclusive trail to The Vyne, in Sherborne St John. 

The successful collaboration has resulted in the launch of a sensory trail for people to smell, touch, look and listen in the Vyne's gardens. 

Naomi Kingston, a teacher at Tadley Court School, said: "Our pupils have loved working alongside the staff there and we’ve been blown away by their commitment to getting things right for young people and adults with complex needs."

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The site manager for Sandham Memorial Chapel, Claire Hetherington, oversaw the creation of the trail and expressed it was a pleasure to work alongside both the pupils and the National Trust. 

She said: "The relationship we have developed with The Vyne has been hugely beneficial for our young people and has really helped them to feel much more a part of the community. Launch day was so enjoyable and the pride the guys felt was obvious. We’re looking forward to many more visits!"

Pupils also took part in seasonal craft activities to produce creative displays and decorations at Christmas and Easter.