Pupils at SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School, Garstang, have been busy growing for charity as part of the Marie Curie Cancer Care’s ‘Mini Pots of Care’ fundraising scheme.
The children received a free kit which included daffodil bulbs to plant and care for – a task reflecting the work of Marie Curie Nurses who provide free care to patients with terminal illnesses.
Children in Key Stage 2 planted their daffodils in the autumn term and pots were taken home so the children could nurture and tend to them over the winter months.
The plants were then brought back into school and pupils continued to care for them and watched them bloom. They also decorated their plants with colourful pot wrappers.
The school’s Eco Council works to help make school environmentally friendly. It comprises pupils from Years 1-6 and they also suggested having a non-uniform day to raise funds for Marie Curie. Everyone brought £1 to school and dressed in something yellow or green to represent daffodils. The school raised almost £500 with its daffodil project and non- uniform day.
Headteacher Cathryn Wilkinson said: “Our pupils are always keen to support environmental and charitable initiatives and on this occasion raised almost £500, a fantastic amount for a much deserving cause.”