A pupil from St Alphege C of E Junior School is set to see his design in flowers after winning the annual Love Solihull design competition.
Finn, age 9, drew the winning entry on the theme of ‘Our Blue Planet’. His design will be used to transform a flower bed at Malvern Park and highlights the impact of ocean pollution.
Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, said: “We had 800 entries from schools across the borough so it was a very difficult choice. We particularly liked Finn’s design – which has a whale spraying rubbish out of its blow hole - and clearly a lot of thought had gone into it.
“I can’t wait to see the new flower bed in the summer and hope visitors enjoy it. While we wait for the sunshine to come and the flowers to grow, there will be an exhibition with some of the designs at Touchwood.
“My thanks to all the school children who entered the competition. I hope you have learnt more about ocean pollution and the impact it has on our environment in the process – and that you will enter the competition again next year. You have shown your love for both Solihull and our blue planet.”
The Love Solihull ‘Our Blue Planet’ display is at Touchwood from the today until the end of February and can be seen by the exit next to Zara.
Love Solihull is a campaign run by Solihull Council. It supports members of the local community in making a real difference to our environment and aims to make the borough cleaner, greener and safer by doing this. For more information follow Love Solihull on social media or email LoveSolihull@solihull.gov.uk to see how you can get involved.