Stalham teenagers plant daffodil bulbs to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Stalham High School pupils and Stalham in Bloom members planting daffodil bulbs to celebrate the Que

Stalham High School pupils and Stalham in Bloom members planting daffodil bulbs to celebrate the Queen's Coronation in 1953. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A high school teacher has praised teenagers who have helped boost the plant life of a town.

Stalham High School pupils helped plant 500 daffodil bulbs today (Wednesday) along a new footpath near the school. The bulbs were donated from the community in memory of people who have died.

The 10 young people worked alongside three Stalham in Bloom members and the daffodils were planted to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

Rachel Barrell, geography and year nine vocational teacher at the high school, said: 'It was really nice for the students to go out and mix and experience situations outside the classroom. They could see their actions benefited the whole community.

'Everyone got on really well and it was a pleasure to take them out of school. They all did themselves proud.'

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The activity was organised by Stalham Town Council vice chairman Elizabeth Jackson and the bulbs were planted along Brumstead Road.

Miss Barrell said the teenage volunteers were excited to get involved because a lot of them walked or cycled along the recently finished footpath.

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'They are looking forward to seeing them in bloom,' she added.

The youngsters who were involved were either members of the school lunchtime gardening club or year nine vocational students.

Miss Barrell said the school was keen to get more involved with the community and the Stalham in Bloom group wanted to forge greater links with the school.

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