Budding young gardeners in St Albans and Harpenden win prizes for creative displays

PUBLISHED: 16:19 21 September 2018

Camp School winning first place for vegetables. Picture: Camp School

Camp School winning first place for vegetables. Picture: Camp School

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Green-fingered pupils were presented with prizes after taking part in the St Albans District ‘Schools in Bloom’ competition.

Skyswood School winning first place for wildlife. Picture: Skyswood SchoolSkyswood School winning first place for wildlife. Picture: Skyswood School

Children from 11 primary schools created flower displays and vegetables for the competition, which was organised by the district council.

The five winning schools were presented with prizes by St Albans Mayor cllr Rosemary Farmer at an awards ceremony on Saturday, September 14. Manland Primary in Harpenden won for their flower display designed to attract bees, Camp Primary and Nursery School in St Albans won best vegetable patch, Skyswood Primary School won a wildlife award for building bug hotels, bird and bat boxes, Wood End School in Harpenden were awarded for their recycled scarecrow and Wheatfields School in St Albans won tallest sunflower.

Each of the winning schools received seeds, hand tools, compost and bird feeders.

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