Young Green Fingers Schools Award in 2018

Perseverance pays off

Young gardeners who persevered through the summer heatwave of 2018 have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Pupils collected prizes for their achievements in the Bury in Bloom Young Green Fingers competition at the Athenaeum.

Judge Jean Hardy said: “Everyone has faced difficult conditions in the heat this year. Staff have been amazing coming in at weekends and children have been encouraged to use their left over drinking water for their plants.

“We the judges were very impressed with how good the gardens looked, a credit to all involved in schools gardening.”

Tollgate Primary School received the outstanding achievement award.

Gold awards went to Hardwick, Tollgate and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary with silver gilts for Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary and Abbots Green Academy. St Benedict’s Catholic Lower and Sexton’s Manor Community Primary picked up silver awards.

Crop to Fork awards were presented to Tollgate and Hardwick Primary in recognition of the school cooks who used the most produce from their school’s garden.

Star gardeners were Grace Gillard (Westley Middle), Theo Jackson and Molly Murphy (St Edmund’s), Kenneth Oliver and Niall Gibbons (St Benedict’s Lower), Liam Ticehurst (Tollgate), Isabelle Johnston and Natasha Murcutt (County Upper) and Abigail Wattie (Sexton’s Manor).

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