Paint the Town Yellow Day marks the start of Falmouth Spring Festival 2018. ©GiuliaColombini

Falmouth Spring Festival officially started on the 15th of March with the “Paint the Town Yellow” event, where children from the town’s five primary schools handed out daffodils.

The schoolchildren, helped by volunteers from the University of Exeter, brightened up the town by giving away 35,000 daffodils to local shops and businesses.


The pupils, accompanied by school staff, came from King Charles, St Mary, Falmouth Primary Academy and Marlborough’s schools and made their way from the Moor to other parts of the town centre to awash Falmouth with daffodils.

Falmouth Spring Festival, which this year runs from the 15th of March to the 2nd of April, is organised by Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit company that delivers innovative projects aimed at improving Falmouth’s trading environment.

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID manager, said he is “delighted” that the University of Exeter is sponsoring the annual event for the third year in a row and looks forward to working alongside them to deliver a colourful festival.

Children from Falmouth’s five primary schools participated in Paint the Town Yellow event on the 15th of March. ©GiuliaColombini

Ruth Grimmer, head of professional services at Exeter University told Truthfal: “The festival has become an important part of our annual community calendar and gives us the opportunity to celebrate the start of spring with the community we are proud to be part of. Our students and staff love to participate in the town’s activities, especially the spring clean, which always generates a crowd of willing volunteers.”

Rachel Caunter, Communications and Marketing officer at the University of Exeter, said: “Falmouth Spring Festival offers a wonderful opportunity for us to continue giving back to the community that has been so supportive of us over the years”. She added that the university strives to be a good neighbour and an integral part of the community.

Together, the University of Exeter and Falmouth BID have organised numerous activities for this year’s spring festival: spring clean day, guided walks, folk and cider fayre, the spring flower show and much more.

Full details of all the events taking places during Falmouth Spring Festival can be found on

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Falmouth's primary schools children participate in Paint the Town Yellow Day. ©GiuliaColombini