Primary school classes to receive Coronation wildflower seeds.

The Department for Education (DfE), working with the Eden Project, is sending all state-funded primary schools seeds to celebrate the coronation and promote biodiversity.

The project, inspired by His Majesty The King’s love of nature, aims to encourage children to learn about the biodiversity of school’s green spaces.

Over 200,000 seed packets will be sent to schools which means 40 hectares of new wildflower areas being planted across England.

The packets of seeds include native annual wildflower species such as cornflower, corn poppy, corn chamomile, corncockle, corn marigold and night-flowering catchfly. If they are sown this spring they will be in bloom this summer.

Alongside this the DfE has also commissioned new teaching materials and lesson plans explaining the historical significance of the Coronation. The charity Living Paintings has designed, created and published tactile and audio resources for blind and partially-sighted children.

Commenting on this Andrew Jones MP said: “This is an excellent initiative to promote biodiversity in schools as well as marking the Coronation as an important historical occasion.

“I look forward to seeing the wildflowers spring up at schools across our community when I am out and about visiting.”

You can read more about the initiative on the Eden Project’s website here.