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WB 18th May

Chesterfield's Still Blooming!


Sunflower Growing Competition:

There are three entry categories:

1. Tallest sunflower - from the top of the soil to the top of the flower (please make sure your picture is taken next to a tape measure).

2. Largest Sunflower - the largest flower head based on diameter or width (please make sure your picture is taken next to a ruler or tape measure).

3. Most Sunflowers - plant with the most sunflower heads (please try to make sure all flower heads are visible in your photo).


To enter please send a picture of your sunflower, stating your name and the category you wish to enter to


‘Chesterfield’s Still Blooming’ will run from now until Wednesday 30 September 2020. Winners will be given a prize and special certificate and will also have the satisfaction of knowing they grew one of the best sunflowers in the borough.


Whilst growing your flowers, a great way of keeping children engaged is to start a plant diary and allow them to track the growth of your sunflower. This is also a good way of teaching them about how plants grow and what they need to survive. The council will be awarding prizes and special certificates for the most creative growth diaries. Please send pictures or copies of your growth diaries along with your entry to


May is the best time to start to grow your sunflowers indoors before moving them outside ready to bloom by late summer.

WB 11th May

Wildlife Trust

This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

You’ll get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!). For extra ‘bonus’ items, keep an eye on your emails for additional, fun activities, from instructions for baking hedgehog cupcakes to a beginner’s guide to wildlife photography.

To get involved, just tell us who’s taking part. 

Follow the link to sign up to receive you downloadable pack:


Lockdown Handprint Keepsake:
WB 27th April

Natural Art

Can you find any natural materials and create some artwork? Only use leaves, petals, blossoms if it has fallen to the ground, please do not go pulling flowers of your grown ups favourite plant! 😲

Cloud Spotting:

Water cycle in a bowl

Use the follow link to find the instructions on how to make a water cycle.

Bee friendly plants:

Identify the following plants in your garden, can you spot any bee friendly plants? If you haven't got any bee friendly plants, could you design an area in your garden where some could go? Then if you are allowed, ask your adult if you could grow or purchase some of the plants and plant them in your garden.