FIVE Northwich schools have helped to plant sunflowers throughout the town centre, to raise awareness for invisible disabilities.

Witton Church Walk, Victoria Road, Leftwich, Winnington and Charles Darwin Primary School’s have planted 40 sunflowers across the ten new wooden planters in the town.

Each planter has the name of the school it represents, so pupils can come and see how their sunflowers are coming along – with local businesses and Northwich Town Council ensuring they are watered regularly.

Town Mayor, councillor Sam Naylor joined some of pupils to thank them for their help and inspect the new planters.

He said "Disabilities aren’t always visible, these sunflowers are a subtle reminder of that and how we all need to be more aware and supportive of our fellow people.

"Northwich joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme earlier this year and it’s great to see the schools getting involved."

Northwich Guardian: Five schools in Northwich have planted sunflowers in several locations around the town

Five schools in Northwich have planted sunflowers in several locations around the town

The new wooden planters have been funded by Northwich Town Council, Northwich BID and Barons Quay.

The school with the tallest sunflower will be awarded a trophy, and all of this community working will feature as part of the Northwich in Bloom entry for 2021.

Assistant Town Clerk, Liza Clansey, loved the new planters and said "We love supporting In Bloom each year and it isn’t just about having beautiful flowers in the town, it’s about bringing the community together and this has certainly achieved that.

"I can’t wait to see them grow tall and proud and for our town to continue working to be inclusive for all."

Here are the locations of each of the sunflower planters around town and which school did the planting:

Witton Church Walk – Barons Quay

Victoria Road – Barons Quay

Winnington Primary – Apple Market Place

Charles Darwin – Weaver Square

Leftwich Primary – Northwich Library