PUPILS from Clutton CofE Primary School have been making sure the village green will look dazzling next spring by planting daffodils.

The event was organised by local councillor Peter Mitchell alongside Cheshire West and Chester’s Street Care team.

Equipped with high visibility jackets, the children were escorted to the village green to plant the bulbs by year 3 and 4 class teacher Linzi Georgeson, teaching assistant Christine Rose, parent helpers and interim principal of Clutton CofE Primary School Julie Boyes.

Known locally as The Green, this is the junction of Holywell Lane and Broxton Road, a short walk from Clutton Primary School’s location in Broxton Road.

The planting is part of a borough wide scheme funded by local ward members, as part of Cheshire West and Chester’s Love Your Streets campaign.

Pupils planted the bulbs with the assistance of two Your Streets SMART officers, Karl and Tom.

Cllr Peter Mitchell said the event was a great way for children to connect with nature and the outdoors.

“It was so good to see all these young future gardeners tackle the planting with such enthusiasm, enjoyment and speed," said Cllr Mitchell. "They planted 500 bulbs in less than half an hour!

"It will be wonderful for them and Clutton residents to see The Green covered in glorious yellow daffodils in the spring.”

Clutton C of E Primary School has a long association with the community, with a shared multi use games area (MUGA) on the primary school site that is available to residents most evenings, weekends and holidays.

Teacher Linzi Georgeson said the children were delighted to get involved with the planting.

“Connecting with nature and being outdoors is so important for children," said Mrs Georgeson.

"We have a wonderful outside space at Clutton, with a forest school area for our weekly forest school sessions, the MUGA, trim trail and a large grassed field that the children love to play on.

"Pupils might also get involved with gardening at our Kingfishers before and after school club, so we knew they would enjoy planting the bulbs on The Green.

"We can’t wait to come back in the spring to see how they look.”