Children grow wild at planting workshop

Children from Sarisbury Infant School paint wild flowers. 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (141862-897)
Children from Sarisbury Infant School paint wild flowers. 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (141862-897)
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SCHOOLCHILDREN had a chance to ‘grow wild’ during an educational day spent at an allotment.

Pupils from Sarisbury Infant School joined residents, council workers and councillors to sow a wild meadow at Allotment Road Recreation Ground, in Sarisbury Green.

A wild meadow planting workshop took place in the afternoon, followed by painting wild flowers.

The children swapped their usual school classroom for the great outdoors to take part in the Going Wild project, run by Fareham Borough Council.

The scheme started in 2012 with the aim of bringing modern day meadows into parks and green spaces to help support wildlife while also producing naturalistic planting.

Executive member for leisure and community, Councillor Connie Hockley, said: ‘The Going Wild project has proved very successful, and I’m delighted to see the meadow growing so well.

‘Residents were also able to look at and find out about the meadow that has been sown in Allotment Road, as well as receiving free seeds.

‘The event was absolutely brilliant and the members of the public seemed to appreciate it. The children were very well behaved.’