Brackenfield Well Dressings

Children from Stretton Handley Primary School have been contributing to the Brackenfield Well Dressings for over 30 years. The well dressings coincided with a flower festival in Brackenfield Church and were on display during the May Spring Bank Holiday, when various festivities also took place on the village green. Although it was decided that 2017 was to be the last formal well dressing celebration, the school and Brackenfield church have continued to create their well dressing boards to be on display in the churchyard as part of the annual Flower Festival at the end of May. 

Brackenfield well dressing
Children working on the 2018 Welldressing board
Well dressing Brackenfield 2019
School Welldressing 2019 – Fairy Tales

Examples of our well dressings can be seen on our well dressing gallery page.

The Making of a Well Dressing

Watch our film, ‘The Making of a Well Dressing’ made by Year 6 children for their entry to the Derbyshire Schools Digital Video Short Competition. All entries had to be filmed using a Digital Blue Movie Creator and edited using the software provided with it.

Together with other shortlisted schools, we attended an “Oscar Style” ceremony at County Hall Matlock. We were delighted to learn that we had been awarded 2nd place in the upper Junior category.

This video can also be viewed on YouTube

How well dressings are made (PDF)