Children paint the district yellow

21st March 2007

A District Council scheme enabling primary school children to plant daffodil bulbs has blossomed. Schools across Three Rivers are enjoying a riot of yellow flowers after 6,000 bulbs were planted at the end of last year.

The special project was organised by the Leader of the Council and the Council's Environmental Protection department. As well as bulbs, pupils received compost made from recycled cardboard, garden and food waste.

Head teacher of Bedmond Village School, Mrs Wall, said:

"It was amazing how much learning took place in planting the bulbs. Children learned about planting at the right depth, the positioning of the bulbs and so on.

Pupils were amazed at how these strange onion shaped objects could transform into such beautiful flowers."