Wildlife charity Buglife and Torbay Council have run an art competition open to all primary schools in Torbay. This was to design a postcard to be attached to wildflower seed packets to help people create their own patch of wildflower meadow in their gardens.
Sixty-six children took part, from which two winners were chosen. These lucky winners have received a large Buglife bee hotel for their school grounds and a family ticket to Paignton Zoo, kindly donated by the Zoo. The winners were as follows:
Key Stage One Winner:
Lily Howe, Age 5. Shiphay Learning Academy.
Key Stage Two Winner:
Jack Bicknell, Age 10. Sherwell Valley Primary
Joanne Gilvear, Buglife’s Torbay’s Buzzing Officer said “We had so many lovely entries; it was difficult to choose the winners. However, we chose Lily and Jack’s entries because they have bright and beautiful pictures of pollinating insects visiting flowers.”
The short-listed entries will feature in a touring art exhibition which will visit libraries around Torbay through the summer.
Joanne added “Torbay’s Buzzing is planting meadows and pollinator cafes across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. We are also running a “Big Pollinator Survey” over the summer. To take part visit the Buglife website www.buglife.org.uk”.
To get involved in wildflower planting and other bug activities, please contact Joanne Gilvear at Buglife on 01752 395188, or e-mail joanne.g[email protected]
Torbay’s Buzzing! is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Torbay Council.