Pupils get down to bulb business

Youngsters from Christ the King School planting bluebells.
Youngsters from Christ the King School planting bluebells.
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A TRANSFORMATION has taken place in a Blackpool park.

Schoolchildren descended on Boundary Park, within Grange Park, to revamp the once disused land off Argosy Avenue.

The children from Boundary Primary School, Christ the King Primary School and Highfurlong Special School spent an hour on the land to plant 1,500 bulbs.

Children planted 500 daffodils, 500 bluebells and 500 wild garlic bulbs in the woodland area, thanks to a donation from the Blackpool BEAT team and local ward councillors Gillian Campbell and Brian Doherty.

The planting is part of the creation of a woodland walk through the park and an eco-garden project by all the schools.

Coun Brian Doherty, Park ward councillor, said: “It’s great to see that children are taking an active involvement in their local park and are enjoying learning about nature.

“When these bulbs come in to flower, they will really help to start transforming Boundary Park, giving it an extra explosion of colour which will look fantastic, and allow people to take an even greater sense of pride in the area.”

The bulbs are due to flower next spring, with more planned to be planted in a year’s time.