Local children enjoy Making Money in new project

Hundreds of local children have been drawing their own £100 notes, and thousands of these brilliant designs will be on display in the Knoll House on 5 and 6 March, coinciding with the second of the Botanic Garden’s Crocus Sundays.

One hundred of the children’s designs have been chosen for a special display, and six notes have been printed in quantity, to show what a million pounds looks like.

The bank notes are part of a project organised by Dr Rose Griffiths (pictured) from the School of Education  to help local children see how our number system is built on tens, hundreds and thousands. It follows a much-loved venture last year, when city and county children made over 10,000 salt-dough hedgehogs.

The hedgehogs were touring schools until October, when they went into hibernation.

This interactive exhibition will be open from 11am to 4pm each day. You can make your own £100, count bundles of money, play money games and see money from all round the world and from years gone by.