Young green fingers inspire visiting judges

Children at Guildhall Feoffment School show their garden to judges from Anglia in Bloom
Children at Guildhall Feoffment School show their garden to judges from Anglia in Bloom

Green-fingered primary school pupils will be enjoying the fruits of their labour at lunch after they produced a mouth-watering array of garden goodies.

Working with Silver Spoon, Guildhall Feoffment Primary School’s Year 4 has wowed the judges from Anglia in Bloom by turning out a vegetable garden to be proud of.

When ready, the lip-smacking treats will be served up by the school’s chef at lunch times.

Brian Gardner, from Anglia in Bloom, said the judges were looking for how the produce was used.

“When we come to judge the gardens, the main aspects we look for are how much the children have contributed and how much they got involved with the project.”

Tanya Ashton, from sponsors Silver Spoon, said she had been impressed by the children’s efforts.

“The fact they all wanted a pea at the end of it was the best thing - they seem to have been turned on to healthy eating by it,” she said.

The school visit was part of the tour of the town by Anglia in Bloom judges on Friday.

They called at a number of places and heard presentations on each.

Melanie Lesser, for Bury in Blooom, said: “The judges were highly impressed and particularly liked what we have been doing with young people including the green fingered efforts of the school gardening club. They also commented on the real community spirit working together on Bury in Bloom.”

The results will be announced at an awards ceremony and organisers are hoping to bring back the title of Anglia in Bloom which would see Bury go forward to Britain in Bloom next year.