Schoolchildren have been involved in creating a floral annual display at one of County Durham’s most prominent roundabouts.
Pupils from Gilesgate Primary School helped Durham County Council’s civic pride and clean and green teams plant this year’s flower display at Gilesgate roundabout, in Durham.
Each year the Gilesgate display follows a different theme, with this year’s design created to mark the coronation year of King Charles III.
The planting marks the tenth year the school has been involved in the display, which is seen by thousands of visitors and residents coming in and out of the city.
Cllr Mark Wilkes, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and climate change, said: “Gilesgate roundabout connects key routes leading to and from Durham City. As such, the annual flower display gives a colourful welcome to hundreds of visitors each day and I am pleased that in His Majesty King Charles III’s coronation year we are able to provide a wonderful display celebrating the occasion.
“We are delighted to involve pupils from Gilesgate Primary School who for a decade now have helped us plant the display.
"Not only is this a fun activity for the children, but it also teaches them about our natural world and allows them to create something for the community which they will be able to enjoy each time they pass.”
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The pupils were accompanied by chairman of the council, Cllr Joan Nicholson, her consort Robert Nicholson, and Vice Lord-Lieutenant Michael Poole.
The Gilesgate flower planting marks the beginning of Durham in Bloom activities in preparation for Northumbria in Bloom when judges will visit in July.
For more information on the work of the civic pride team, visit www.durham.gov.uk/civicpride