Children bloom for festival
JUNIOR gardeners will be showing off their green thumbs at this year’s Daffodil Festival.
For the past few months, students from grades 1 and 2 classes at Leongatha Primary School have been growing broad beans and daffodils with the help of Leongatha’s Margaret Fox.
“She (Margaret Fox) has been incredible for us,” Grade 2 teacher Lucy Mathieson said.
Ms Fox helps the children grow daffodils so they can join in on the fun of the festival as well.
All flowering daffodils will be entered in the Daffodil and Floral Show, starting Thursday afternoon.
The students each have their own entry, which they can take home after the festival.
“They love it,” Ms Mathieson said.
“Every day they run outside to check how their daffodil is going.”
Most children attend the festival to see their entries on display.
The students were also given the option to perform another task for the festival – if they chose to, they could create their own horticultural creature or take photos of a garden.
“They could make something creative like a creature made out of a potato,” Ms Mathieson said.
“They were given the opportunity to bring in some material and make their creature during lunchtimes.”
The children are excited to see everyone come along and have a look at their daffodils this weekend.
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