Swathes of snowdrops cascade through the sunlit Rococo Gardens, flowing down past the lake and on to carpet the woodlands below. The stunning display of purest floral colours is briefly interrupted when a kingfishers joins the winter wonderland – plunging into the icy waters just in front of a group of school children! The children, their school just a short walk away, are on a Wild Wonder Day to discover and experience the beauty of their local natural spectacle. Observing, listening and using cameras (compact and SLR) the pupils explore the snowdrop spectacular – enjoying the landscape alive with millions of flowers and the simple beauty of a single brilliant white bloom.
A huge thank you to the Rococo Gardens team and all the children, staff and parents at The Croft Primary School for making this such a wonderful day. These images are just a small selection of the beautiful photographs taken by children from Class 3 & 4. Drawing upon their experience and observations, the children will soon be working on some snowdrop inspired creative writing and art.
‘Thank you I had the best time ever! It was a very good opportunity to take photos and be creative’ Lewis
‘Thank you very much for helping us take picture of the snowdrops, I especially liked taking pictures of the ones near the woods. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to a get a snap of the kingfisher near me’ Imogen
I liked taking photos at different angles, if I was a mouse the snowdrops would look like a forest. Seeing the kingfisher was amazing’ Islam
Throughout 2014 I will be working with schools across the UK to experience and photograph their local wildlife spectacular – creating a portrait of some of the UK’s most impressive Wild Wonders, through the eyes and ears of the children that live nearby.
A leafy lane through floral fields