Sunderland pupils plant thousands of bulbs

Coun. Stuart Porhouse and pupils from Farringdon Primary School, planting 8000 bulbs at the junction of Arbroath Road and Archer Road, farringdon as part of the 'Love Where You Live Camapign.'

Coun. Stuart Porhouse and pupils from Farringdon Primary School, planting 8000 bulbs at the junction of Arbroath Road and Archer Road, farringdon as part of the 'Love Where You Live Camapign.'

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PUPILS have been brightening up the area around their school as they prepared for the Christmas break.

Girls and boys from the Year 6 class at Farringdon Primary School carried out the planting of 8,000 bulbs, at the junction of Arbroath Road and Archer Road, as part of the Love Where You Live initiative.

It is hoped that next year’s Year 6 class will continue the tradition of planting more bulbs at locations in the area.

The youngsters were joined by St Chad’s ward councillor Stuart Porthouse for the event.

Coun Porthouse, who helped to organise the planting, said: “Planting bulbs every year adds to the Love Where you Live campaign, especially if we can engage with young people.

“It’s a proven partnership.

“The councillors’ Community Chest funds the bulbs, Gentoo staff help to prepare the ground and the pupils help with the planting.”

Coun Porthouse added that he would like to hear which other areas in the ward would benefit from bulbs being planted there.

“We need St Chad’s ward residents to identify more areas for bulb planting,” added Coun Porthouse.