Bury in Bloom Photographic competition winners receive prizes

School pupils from Bury St Edmunds attend an awards evening at Ixworth house for the Bury in Bloom photo competition.''FL;  Silver winners from all age groups. Daniel Frost, Isabelle Haste, Gracie Garza, Isabelle Tee, Nell Allum, Ellie Temple.
School pupils from Bury St Edmunds attend an awards evening at Ixworth house for the Bury in Bloom photo competition.''FL; Silver winners from all age groups. Daniel Frost, Isabelle Haste, Gracie Garza, Isabelle Tee, Nell Allum, Ellie Temple.

Wildlife and garden moments have been captured by school pupils in Bury St Edmunds and on Thursday they received their awards from Bury in Bloom which organised a photographic competition.

Judges commended thoughtful composition and attractive settings in their comments and the work is now displayed at the Court Room of Ickworth House.

The idea sprang from a meeting with teachers David Morris and Jenny Rutter from Howard Middle and Howard Primary schools earlier this year.

Winners received vouchers donated by Handelsbanken in Bury and vouchers from the National Trust giving them and their family free entry to the exhibition.

Melanie Lesser from Bury in Bloom said there had been excellent support from local businesses who had helped with venue, printing and prizes. The competition was supported by The National Trust, Handelsbanken, eco services digital, Sodexo Prestige, Premier Printers and Photoarts Framing.

Judges were from the Bury Society, Bury Photographic Society, National Trust and local schools.