Pupils make their neighbourhood bloom

Infant school pupils are helping to make their neighbourhood bloom – with a little help from worm power!

Eco champions from Rice Lane School have planted more than 1000 daffodil bulbs in Stalmine Gardens as part of a series of events to help make the Warbeck ward cleaner and brighter.  Funding for the bulbs was provided by the councillors’ neighbourhood fund.

Glendale and  council neighbourhoods staff talked to the children about how and when to plant and about the environment- including the importance of worms!

“The children were fascinated by this and they really made a great effort in planting the bulbs – they are a wonderful group and a real credit to their parents and teachers,” said Councillor Ann O’Byrne.  ”

Rice Lane pupils and helpers plant the bulbs
Rice Lane pupils and helpers plant the bulbs

It will be great for them to see the flowers come into bloom next spring and grow as the children are growing.

“We will be doing further work with the schools in the area on Rice Lane Recreation ground over the next month and I am sure the children will be just as enthusiastic doing that as they have been with the bulb planting.”

The Rice Lane pupils are also hard at work designing posters  to combat dog fouling in the area with the winner to receive a gift voucher