Bulbs in bloom

Emma Robinson22nd April 2009

Primary schools across Three Rivers have been bursting into bloom this spring, as the thousands of daffodil bulbs donated by Three Rivers District Council begin to flower across the district.

Children with daffodilsAs part of an initiative to encourage children to learn about flowers and gardening, the District Council donated 6,000 bulbs to the primary schools in its district (one for each child), plus compost to help them bloom.  Thanks to a recycling rate of almost 49%, the compost could be made from the garden waste, cardboard and food waste that residents place in their brown bins. 

As part of the project the District Council's Ground Maintenance team went into schools to help children plant their bulbs and learn about improving their natural school environment.

Child with daffodilsChildren at Maple Cross JMI school have certainly been enjoying seeing their daffodils in bloom.  Headteacher Mrs Tomaney said:

"We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our outdoor learning environment and these beautiful daffodils create a great focal point in the school grounds, helping to generate more interest amongst our pupils for nature."