Pupils set to help out with park

Aerial view of Stanley Park's Italian Gardens, Blackpool.

Aerial view of Stanley Park's Italian Gardens, Blackpool.

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A group of Blackpool school children are set to help spruce up Stanley Park ahead of the spring.

Stanley Primary School pupils are taking to the woodland area close to the Italian Gardens to plant bulbs as part of their work to learn more about their local environment.

Daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops and anemones are among the bulbs being planted which will make a big impact once the winter is over.

The children will be invited back to the park in the new year to see the fruits of their labour.

Coun Graham Cain, Blackpool Council cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said: “This planting scheme is a fantastic idea by the school and our parks team.

“It gives the children a real insight into the work that is done to keep Stanley Park looking as good as it does and into the way plants grow.”

And Andrew Marnick, from Stanley Primary School, added: “Opportunities like this are a great way for us to enrich the curriculum at Stanley and we were delighted to have been asked to support such a great scheme.

“A lot of our pupils use Stanley Park on a regular basis.

“For them to be able to see their hard work next spring and in subsequent years will be a fantastic reminder of the event and also something to be extremely proud of.”

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