CHILDREN donned wellies and coats to plant over 400 bulbs to launch Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Weeke Primary School.

Pupils aged four to 11 years each planted a bulb around Weeke Primary School’s playground to launch the start of the school’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The children, from Year R through to Year 6, were supported by volunteers from the Littleton and Harestock Gardening Club who also bought a range of gardening tools and accessories for the children to use.

Michelle Loughrey, headteacher, said: “We have got an exciting year planned for the children, staff and our local community to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making this event possible – in particular, Weeke Primary School Association for donating the bulbs and Littleton and Harestock Gardening Club for giving up their time to help the children on the day and the gardening equipment they have generously donated to the school.

“We look forward to the spring and seeing our bulb garden in full bloom.”

The school on Stoney Lane opened in 1958 to serve the-then new council estate, replacing cramped Victorian schools nearer the city centre.