Floristry students at Writtle College spread a little happiness to Essex locals

January 2015

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Working in collaboration with the British floristry Association annual project, first year students studying a degree in Professional Floristry created five beautiful bouquets and left them in locations around Chelmsford as a special treat for people over the festive period.

To ensure the flowers stood out and in keeping with the Christmas theme, they chose striking red and white flowers.

Eiki Shibuya, student project leader said: “The purpose of this project was to spread some Christmas happiness by offering a gesture of beautiful flowers to unsuspecting Essex residents.

“We chose a variety of busy locations around the centre of Chelmsford, ranging from the Cathedral to the high street. It was wonderful to see that each bouquet was quickly picked up by very happy people.”

Julia Ryde, Course Manager at the College, said: “It was a wonderful initiative to take part in, plus a great way to spread a little happiness! This project just shows the power of flowers, and how easily they bring a smile to people’s faces. All of students did a fantastic job and I am very proud of the standard of bouquets they produced!”