St. Mary's Chaplaincy

Snowdrop Planting for Donna’s Dream House

Snowdrop planting

On a wild and windy Wednesday in October, a small group of KS3 student braved the elements to head out to Stanley Park.  Our mission was to plant 1,000 snowdrop bulbs in a section of the park near the lake on behalf of Donna’s Dream House. We were one of 7 schools invited to take part in this event, which will not only extend the flowering season in the park for all, but will also create a beautiful “memory walk” for bereaved families who use the Snowdrop Centre run by Donna’s Dream House.

Our students did a fantastic job of planting the bulbs in areas where people will be able to enjoy them in the spring, as well as seeing lots of insects and bugs up close and friendly! They are very excited to return to the park in spring to see the flowers in bloom!

For more information about the work of Donna’s Dream House and the “snowdrop” memory walk in March, please visit their website