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Sowing Memories, Growing Hopes

Written by Peter Johnston on .

Memories and Hopes

The day has been spent getting everything together for the end of year primary school services. Thanks to Karen Harbison for the idea of using sunflower seeds! I relieved B&Q of all their sunflower seeds, and visited the schools to give out plant labels for the Primary 7 children to add their memories of primary school on one side of the label, and then their hopes for next year at Secondary School (for most of them that will mean Calderside Academy) on the other.

After getting a planter bag for the children to place their labels into, along with a seed, I realised it looked a bit boring and plain without a backdrop of some kind to place behind the table. Great idea!! Fiddly execution... After five hours of cutting out and messing around with PVA glue on a funky foam backing, this is what I ended up with. It's about 1 metre square, so everyone should see it. It never ceases to amaze me how this kind of thing always takes far longer than you think.

Now to cut out all the cards with a message for the P7s and envelope these up with a seed to take home. It will be a fun evening...

[Update: From the first of the services yesterday for David Livingstone Memorial Primary here are some of the tags the P7s planted in the grow bag along with sunflower seeds. Another service for Auchinraith Primary this morning.]

Plant Tags