Youngsters dress well

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Youngsters at a primary school have been taking part in a Derbyshire tradition with a regal twist.

Children from Wessington Primary School, in The Green, have been hard at work making their annual offering for the well dressings festival.

Well dressing is an annual custom which takes place throughout villages in the county, during which artwork is created traditionally from seeds and flower petals, but more recently from other items such as recycled materials.

The festival has its origins rooted in history, and is a thanks giving for the water provided by wells.

The primary school children gave their well dressing a Jubilee theme in light of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations which have taken place this week.

The work depicted a crown in the centre of a Union Jack.

Surrounding it were the words ‘Jubilee’ and ‘E II R’ to signify Queen Elizabeth II, and the dates 1952 and 2012 to signify her 60 year reign.

A blessing service for the wells will be held on July 7 at 10am at Christ Church.