Superbloom workshop 11
Children and their parents had the time of their lives during Thrive's interactive workshop, which was part of the Superbloom project at Kensington Palace.

This workshop on 5th March was one of four workshops to be done with numerous groups, each designed to explore themes inspired by Superbloom including biodiversity, pollinators, wellbeing and creativity.

The workshop was run by Thrive Training and Education Officer Neil Wilcox, who planned a day of gardening activities that would capture the imagination of the children in attendance.

You can find out more about the Superbloom project and Thrive's involvement through the link below.

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The group taking part in our first workshop consisted of families with children aged from 0-7 years old, who are supported by the Hounslow Asian and African Youth Association.

After an introduction from Kim Klug and Jatinder Kailey from the Historic Royal Palaces team, everyone got going with creating seed bombs using flower seeds that will attract bees and other pollinating insects.

All of the children got involved with this and had a great time. After a bit of a clean up, everyone ventured outside to see if they could find some insects and flowers.

Although the group didn’t find as much as they’d hoped for, they still found some plants and insects of interest. It was bitingly cold, so after a while everyone went back inside to enjoy some snacks and drinks.

After our break the group sowed a range of seeds in mini seed trays. Seeds included courgette, peppers, chilli, salad and lobelia. The day flew by and before we knew it, everyone was packing up their seed bombs and seed trays and making their way to the minibus to leave.

All the mothers messaged to say how much they enjoyed it; the arrangements were great and the workshop was pitched at the right level for all the children to benefit. It was fun and educational which is exactly what we try and make our activities.

Jatinder, Community Partnerships Producer at Historic Royal Palaces

There's still plenty to be done, as we have four workshops to do with up to eight different groups. After such a positive start we are looking forward to meeting more families and sharing in this unique jubilee celebration together.

Find out more about Thrive's involvement in the Superbloom schools project and more about the wider Tower of London Superbloom event over on the Historic Royal Palaces website.

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