Holme Valley Parish Council (HVPC) celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by visiting every school in the valley distributing wildflower seeds. Nearly 2,200 primary children in the 11 schools have been given a ‘bee bomb’ (a bag of seedballs containing wildflower seeds and soil) to scatter in their gardens, verges or grow in pots. Members of the Climate Emergency Committee have given assemblies at all the primary schools as well as Holmfirth and Honley High Schools, presenting to over 3,300 children. Each school has received wildflower seeds to plant in the school grounds and HVPC will plant a Jubilee tree in the autumn as part of the nationwide Queens Green Canopy.
Chair of the Committee, Cllr Rachel Hogley, said “This project has been a great way to commemorate the Queen’s reign by looking positively to the future. We have loved visiting all our wonderful local schools and speaking to the children about what small changes we can all make to become climate change champions to help our planet. The bee bombs are a lovely gift for each child to help them all make a difference by providing more wildflower habitats across our valley. I was also delighted we were able to deliver many of the bee bombs to the school by cargo-bike and most of our councillors walked or cycled to the schools so we are trying to practice what we preach!’
For more information see further details on their website: https://holmevalleyclimateaction.co.uk/queens-jubilee-and-bee-bombs/