DESPITE a bit of wind and rain Falmouth became a blaze of colour on Thursday as Paint the Town Yellow Day saw schoolchildren give out daffodils.

They were supported by staff from the University of Exeter and pre-school youngsters from Tarq's Arq and Naturally Learning.

Schoolchildren from St Mary’s, King Charles, Falmouth Primary, St Francis and Marlborough schools were involved and between them distributed the huge volume of daffodils, donated to the Falmouth Town Team from Greenyard Flowers of Penzance, to town businesses, care homes, organisations and passers-by.

Falmouth BID manager, Richard Wilcox, said: "A huge thank you goes out from the organisers to Greenyard Flowers, who pulled out all the stops to support us with the enormous number of daffodils."

Paint the Town Yellow Day marks the start of the Falmouth Spring Festival, which runs until March 24.

The events are as follows:

• Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 – Spring Clean Days

• Sunday, March 17 – games and fitness on The Moor

• Sunday, March 17 – rockpooling on Castle Beach

• Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22 – Science in the Pub

• Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 – Spring Flower Show

• Throughout – guided walks programme

The full Spring Festival schedule plus viewable Spring Guide can be viewed at