Schoolkids to transform Falmouth for Spring Festival
10:00am Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
Up to 100 school children will help transform shop windows in Falmouth’s main street into a sea of yellow as part of next month’s Spring Festival.
All five of the town’s primary schools will get involved with Dress the Town Yellow Day on March 14 when they will work with art and design students from Falmouth University to place 4,000 daffodils in dozens of shop windows.
Ahead of the actual day, the pupils and students will be making spring-themed creations to adorn shop windows. Around 20 businesses will get their window fully dressed while another 80 or so will receive vases of daffodils to display.
The Maritime Museum is the official sponsor of Falmouth Spring Festival and will act as the base for all the children on Paint the Town Yellow Day. They will congregate there with the university students before heading off into town and will return for a party at the end.
The museum’s head of communications, Tamsin Loveless, said: “Falmouth’s Spring Festival celebrates the town, its people and its heritage and what better way to celebrate our tenth birthday than supporting this community event.
Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID manager, which organises the festival, said: “The Paint the Town Yellow Day is a great community event and sums up perfectly what Falmouth Spring Festival is all about – schoolchildren, students, volunteers and businesses coming together to help support and brighten up the town.
“Having the Maritime Museum on board this year is a good step forward – providing us with an excellent venue and also support for the children and students. With around 4,000 daffodils as well as art materials and props, we should certainly make a colourful impact across the town in readiness for the Spring Festival.”
Falmouth Spring Festival will run from March 14 to 24 and involves a whole host of events, including a Zumba festival, half marathon, rockpooling sessions, guided walks and a "Folk and Cider Fayre’".