photos: Highbridge Dreamscheme flower basket planting
at Highbridge's Dreamscheme have been continuing to get creative
this week, earning points by making hanging baskets ready for
the town's Britain in Bloom entry this summer.
40 young people have attended the sessions and worked with staff
from Sanders Garden World at Brent Knoll and Dreamscheme leaders,
making baskets in red, white and blue to commemorate the 70th
anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
75 hanging baskets have been made and hey are now being cared
for by Cheddar Vale Nurseries until they are blooming and ready
young people will be working in partnership with Highbridge in
Bloom, offering the baskets to homes and businesses along Church
Street and Market Street at the end of May.
The idea was inspired by the group following the Silver Gilt award
won by Highbridge in last year's Britain in Bloom competition.
Claire Chambers, founder of the Highbridge Dreamscheme, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The staff at Sanders were fantastic and worked really well
with the young people, presenting them with some seed potatoes
at the end of the day for them to continue learning about how
things grow and where our food comes from."
"We'd like to personally thank Peter Burks, General Manager
of Sanders who helped organise both the activity and funding of
young people thoroughly enjoyed the session and are looking forward
to watching the baskets grow and personally delivering them to
the homes in Church Street and Market Street."
Highbridge Dreamscheme was been set up in January 2009 by the
Highbridge Beat Team in partnership with the Local Action Team
for Highbridge and sees young people aged between 8-16 years old
come together and take part in community work, earning points
that can be used towards day trips and other activities.