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Pupils Create Beautiful Gardens For Guildford In Bloom Competition

Published on: 5 Jul, 2017
Updated on: 5 Jul, 2017

Children from Weyfield Primary Academy School, Bellfields have taken top honours in the Guildford in Bloom schools competition.

The Mayor of Guildford, Nigel Manning, presents children from Weyfield Primary Academy with their awards.

This year the theme of the Guildford Borough Counil-run competition was ‘the seaside’ with the challenge being that the children had to design, create and maintain a garden that represents this.

Eleven schools from across the borough took part with each being awarded either a bronze, silver, silver gilt or gold award.

At an awards ceremony held at Clandon Park Garden Centre, the Mayor of Guildford, Nigel Manning, presented children from the competing schools with their awards.

Of Weyfield Primary Academy School’s winning entry, the judges said: “What a wonderful seaside creation with two distinct areas separated by a beach hut and a boat donated by a sailing club.

“The boat was full of planted-up pots painted to represent seaside colours. Bird boxes were also painted by children, except for one, which had a wagtail in it!

“A bug hotel was underneath the boat. A delightful mermaid was relaxing and holding a cone filled with birdseed.”

The full list of participating schools and there awards were:

Guildford Nursery School and Children’s Centre (Hazel Avenue) – Silver Gilt.

Guildford Nursery School and Children’s Centre (York Road) – Silver.

Jigsaw School – Silver Gilt.

Lanesborough Pre-Prep – Silver.

Peaslake Free School -Bronze.

Shalford Pre-School – Silver Gilt.

Shawfield Primary School – Silver.

St Joseph’s Specialist School and College – Silver.

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School – Silver.

Weyfield Primary Academy School – Gold and Best in Competition.

Worplesdon Primary School – Gold.

Judging for the other categories of Guildford in Bloom takes place between July 3 to 21. The winners will be announced on September 14.

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