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Green-fingered East Hunsbury pupils get invite to Chelsea Flower Show

The East Hunsbury Primary School children with their Chelsea Flower Show display

The East Hunsbury Primary School children with their Chelsea Flower Show display

 

Green-fingered youngsters from East Hunsbury Primary School have been invited to take part in the Chelsea Flower Show.

The school’s gardening club will represent the East Midlands at the show, after taking part in a national ‘gardens through the decades’ competition.

All schools in the region were given the theme of a 1940s dig for victory, and the 20-strong gardening club at East Hunsbury were chosen for their collection of turnips and sweet peas.

Teaching assistant Jane Normington, who runs the club, said: “We are absolutely thrilled for the children, and it is a great honour for the school. It’s a rare opportunity and has really engaged the children.”

The club has also reached the final six of the Morrisons Young Gardener of the Year, and is entered in three categories in Northampton in Bloom - vegetable garden, ornamental garden and wildlife garden.

It has also recently completed a jubilee wood planting to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee year.

The club planted 60 saplings in the school grounds with one royal oak sapling coming from one of the royal households.

 

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