Balsall Common schoolboy's blooming marvelous idea wins competition - The Solihull Observer

Balsall Common schoolboy's blooming marvelous idea wins competition

Solihull Editorial 6th Mar, 2023   0

A BALSALL Common schoolboy has sprung to success with his green design to win Love Solihull’s annual design competition.

Jack, from Balsall Common Primary School, will be seeing his climate change inspired flowerbed design in full bloom this summer at Malvern Park after coming out on top.

The year five pupil’s display celebrates the borough’s progress towards a more sustainable future and aims to raise awareness about climate change related issues such as recycling, solar power, and transport.

The competition to create a flowerbed design inspired by Your Future Solihull – the Council’s climate change and sustainability campaign – was launched by Love Solihull, a council environmental initiative as part of Great Big Green Week last autumn.




Jack’s winning entry – and other flowerbed designs – will be displayed at The Core Library until March 12.

As well as seeing his design come to life in the park Jack also won a Love Solihull goodie bag and £100 of gift vouchers for his school.


The vouchers will go towards environmental improvements for everyone at Balsall Common Primary School to enjoy.

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, cabinet member for Climate Change, Planning, and Housing, said: “It was a pleasure to see all the bright and inspiring designs created by school children from across the Solihull borough this year.

“We received dozens of entries from many different schools, so it was very difficult to choose our favourite design. The creativity on display was really impressive and they had all worked hard to address the key issues we face with climate change.

“Well done, Jack.”

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