Smith’s Wood Academy pupil has flowerbed design planted in Malvern Park

Tamzin Clarke, a pupil from Smith’s Wood Academy, has had her design planted in flowers after winning the annual Love Solihull flowerbed design competition.

The competition was in partnership with the Royal British Legion and their ‘Thank You’ campaign, which last year marked 100 years since the end of World War One.

More than 300 entries from twelve local schools were received – and it was Tamzin, aged 12, who drew the winning entry.

Her design has now been transformed into a flowerbed within Malvern Park and showcases the importance of the Poppy as a symbol of hope and remembrance.

Elaine Butler, Legion County President for Warwickshire & Birmingham said: “The Legion is here to champion Remembrance but also to allow it to evolve. We want to empower people to find new ways to remember those who have served, to give all communities the freedom to develop their own forms of Remembrance which reflect their own histories and cultures.

“Therefore, the Love Solihull flowerbed is a perfect example of how we remember all that served the sacrifices that were made and it symbolises hope for the future.”

A Love Solihull spokesperson said: “We contacted schools with details about the competition and gave them factsheets about the Thank You 100 campaign.

“Please do go and see the carpet bed for yourself – it is located on the right hand side when you enter the park from the town centre entrance.”