Ovenden will bloom with help from kids

Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School.
Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School.

Ovenden will bloom next year with the help of pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School.

The school joined with Halifax in Bloom and Ovenden Initiative to mark ten years of bulb planting in Ovenden, by planting thousands of daffodil bulbs along the driveway of Dean Field School and Cousin Lane.

In November 2004, the bulb planting began with 85,000 jet fire daffodil on the central reservation on Ovenden Way, leaving a stunning display of daffodils every spring.

Every child at the school got involved, along with Dean field Parents Friends Association, teachers, support staff and councillors from the Ovenden Ward to mark the anniversary/

Karen Scanlon, Ward Link Worker for the Ovenden Initiative, said “It’s a fantastic way to mark the occasion and to enable all the young people from Dean Field Community School to be involved in creating some local history that will reward Ovenden with years of blooming daffodils.”

Halifax in Bloom and Dean field PFA put in a bid to the Ovenden Community First to work in partnership alongside the Ovenden Initiative, Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team and the Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School.