School gardens on trail of awards

St Edmundsbury Primary School, Grove Road, Bury.' Pupils' gardens being judged by Bury in Bloom judges.''Pictured;
St Edmundsbury Primary School, Grove Road, Bury.' Pupils' gardens being judged by Bury in Bloom judges.''Pictured;
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BURY In Bloom judges are getting out and about as the process begins to find the best school gardens in the town, part of the 25th anniversary of the scheme.

On Monday, Jean Hardy and Pauline Byford visited St Edmundsbury Primary, in Grove Road, one of 14 schools which have entered this year’s Young Green Fingers competition.

St Edmundsbury Primary School, Grove Road, Bury.' Pupils' gardens being judged by Bury in Bloom judges.''Pictured;

St Edmundsbury Primary School, Grove Road, Bury.' Pupils' gardens being judged by Bury in Bloom judges.''Pictured;

The schools award has been running for some 15 years and gives pupils the chance to showcase gardens and the efforts they have put into planting, growing and enhancing school grounds.

Judge Jean Hardy said: “We are so pleased to find children learning from their experience of taking part year on year, which is resulting in real improvements in their school gardening.”

Schools will now have to wait to find out whether their garden enterprises have been recognised. The awards will take place at Guildhall Ffoefment Primary School in September.

At St Edmundbury Primary, the whole school is involved with pupils also growing herbs and sampling meals from Gambia and a major work on a Forest Project at the side of the school.

Its fete today, 6.30- 7.30pm, will raise funds for the project and now it is hoping to attract a major sponsor for its forest, the size of three classrooms, and popular with classes.