Knitted flowers delight Hull children

by Julia Bradley on October 15, 2013

Pupils at a primary school in Hull were surprised when they showed up on Monday morning to be greeted by a yarn flower display, celebrating the opening of an spectacular edible forest garden nearby.

The fence outside the entrance to Thoresby Primary was covered with a host of colourful floral decorations, much to the delight of the children and their parents.

“It’s a lovely, positive way to involve the community and decorate our school,” said head teacher Melissa Milner.

“There was a big gathering outside the school gates. It’s been a real talking point for the children in the playground.”

The edible forest garden, situated on former wasteland near the school, is a project to kick-start a drive towards growing more fruit and vegetables in gardens, greenhouses and windowboxes across the city of Hull.

Thoresby Primary already has a strong focus on gardening, with pupils encouraged to explore all things green from an early age. It was awarded Green Flag status by the Eco-Schools programme back in 2006 for running a garden as well as compost heaps tended by the children.

The knitted display now adorning the entrance, which also includes butterflies, fruits and bees, was dreamed up by Karen Taylor, co-ordinator for volunteer group @The Edge.


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Julia Bradley

Research Assistant at Interflora - interested in all things PR!

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