I am delighted to have been a part of this initiative to help schools to connect through planting seeds to celebrate the King’s Coronation.
King’s Coronation 2023: Why are primary schools receiving wildflower seeds?
We’re joining forces with the Eden Project to send thousands of packets of wildflower seeds to primary schools across the country to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
This will give schools the opportunity to mark this historic moment, while helping children to learn more about the importance of biodiversity.
Why are we sending schools wildflower seeds?
This initiative is inspired by His Majesty the King’s commitment to the environment. Working with the Eden Project’s National Wildflower Centre, over 200,000 seeds packets will be sent to schools.
If planted together, around 40 rugby pitch sized wildflowers meadows would be created. The packets of seeds include native annual wildflower species, like cornflower, corn poppy and corn chamomile.
Planting the seeds will be an opportunity for children to engage with the natural world and learn more about the importance of biodiversity, as well as being a way for them to celebrate a historic national moment.