Special Anglia in Bloom award for village school

A PRIMARY school where pupils grow ingredients for their own lunches in the garden has won a special award. Brampton Village Primary School picked up the best young person s project for under-12s at the 2008 Anglia in Bloom awards last week. Deputy headte

A PRIMARY school where pupils grow ingredients for their own lunches in the garden has won a special award.

Brampton Village Primary School picked up the best young person's project for under-12s at the 2008 Anglia in Bloom awards last week.

Deputy headteacher Angie Smith said: "We are very proud of our school grounds, especially the eco-garden which was a project led by two parent volunteers, Claire Dwight and Melanie Pearson.

"Most of the building materials were donated by local companies and the garden is maintained by the Key Stage 1 children and helpers.


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"The children sow, water and harvest the crops which are used in the school kitchen in the children's lunches."

The other outstanding achievement for Huntingdonshire came from Godmanchester, which was handed the environmental quality award.

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The award, which recognises cleanliness, supplemented a silver award in the small town category for Godmanchester in its first year of entering 'In Bloom'.

Town councillor David Brown said: "We are delighted with our success because much of the preparation did not start until the beginning of this year.

"Many people in the town have played a part, putting in time and effort at their own expense, including the Black Bull and Royal Oak pubs.

"Also notable are the efforts from the McCartney House and Rectory Gardens sheltered housing, who worked hard on their gardens and Peter Irving and John Thackray for their hours of work."

Elsewhere, Huntingdonshire's three largest towns each achieved at least silver awards for their floral displays and the small village of Woodhurst achieved the silver award.

Sawtry and Brampton won at least silver in the small town category, while the Moor project in Huntingdon won a silver gilt award for urban regeneration.

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