Pupils, volunteers and Aldingbourne Parish Councillors took part in a mass planting of bluebell bulbs at Aldingbourne Primary School recently.
The planting session at the end of last month was organised by the Parish Council using Scottish native bluebell bulbs from the Isle of Mull provided by former Council Chair Martin Beaton. The Council and the school hope that the bulbs will provide a colourful focus at the front of the school when they flower next year.
Cllr Michelle Harbord, who led the project for the Parish Council, said:
“We’ve all had great fun planting the bulbs today and hope they’re going to produce a lovely display of colour next spring, not just for everyone at the school but for passers-by and motorists on Westergate Street as well.
“The initiative is part of a new Parish Council project called ‘Street Scene’ which aims to brighten up the local environment – this includes our new sculpture at the Aldingbourne Community Centre and we’re also going to be decorating a local bus shelter. Any volunteers to help with future Street Scene projects in the parish are welcome!”
Aldingbourne Primary Head Teacher Elizabeth Webster added:
“It was wonderful seeing the children and the community working together to plant the bluebells. We hope to be able to carry out other joint projects around the parish in future”.
For further information, please contact Parish Cllr Michelle Harbord on firstname.lastname@example.org .