Wadsworth Primary School pupils help brighten up their community

Wadsworth Primary School pupils with Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Ray Darby, and local councillors Jan Gould and Richard Macrae.
Wadsworth Primary School pupils with Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Ray Darby, and local councillors Jan Gould and Richard Macrae.
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Community-spirited school children in Stapleford have been helping brighten up their local neighbourhood.

The youngsters braved the chilly weather earlier this month to plant over 1,000 bulbs around a special bench on Ewe Lamb Lane.

The bulbs were purchased thanks to funding awarded by Broxtowe Borough Council.

The children, from year 6 at Wadsworth Primary School, helped plant the Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’ bulbs around the seat, which was gifted to local residents by the Stapleford Core Group a few years ago and has become a popular spot to enjoy the local surroundings from among residents.

Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Ray Darby, was joined by local councillors and the children, many of whom are part the school’s gardening club and quickly and enthusiastically planted the 1,000 bulbs in under an hour.

The bulbs, a dwarf variety, will see their first flowers in April 2016 and will then naturalise to produce a display each spring, to signal the start of the longer, sunnier days.

Broxtowe Borough Council has planted over 15,000 bulbs around the Borough this Autumn.