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East Bergholt: Flower show success for gardeners at village primary school

11:22 23 June 2014

Members of the East Bergholt Primary School

Members of the East Bergholt Primary School's Gardening Club Madison Chinnery, Gabriel Ruth-Pateman and Liam Stock received The Royal Horticultural Society's Silver Gilt Medal from Miracle-Gro's Schools Co-ordinator John Clowes.

Green-fingered children from a village school have been rewarded for their efforts with a Silver Gilt award from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Members of the gardening club at East Bergholt Primary School had some of their plants and design elements included within a Miracle-Gro display.

As well as learning about plants and where food comes from, youngsters have also been using the school garden for science lessons and doing experiments to see how tall plants grow with and without the garden product.

Four of the pupils went to the show for a day to promote their garden, put together in partnership with 37 other schools nationwide.

Andrew Williams, year two teacher and head of the school gardening club, said: “We are really big here on outdoor learning, and we live in a really rural part of the country where agriculture is big so it is good for the children to have that knowledge and keep it going.

“The children are ecstatic with the award, our third year in a row, and the gardening lcub is being inundated.

“They were fantastic, especially those four who went to London, they were excellent ambassadors for the school.”

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