Village school children invited to Chelsea Flower Show

Gardening club members from Flore Primary school with teaching assistant Louise Fordham who helps to run the gardening club, they have grown radishes and thyme and will have a stand at Chelsea Flower Show.
Gardening club members from Flore Primary school with teaching assistant Louise Fordham who helps to run the gardening club, they have grown radishes and thyme and will have a stand at Chelsea Flower Show.
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PUPILS from a village primary school are showing off their latest produce at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show today.

Green fingered youngsters from Flore Primary are at one of the biggest events in the horticulture calendar after the school was among several chosen across the county to display their flowers and vegetables in a competition run by Scotts Miracle-Gro.

For the past two months children from the after-school gardening club and a year four class have been growing thyme and radishes as their chosen entry. The produce was collected for the show last week.

Teaching assistant Louise Fordham, who runs the club, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the school.

“We only set up the gardening club a year ago and we were up against lots of schools. We registered for the competition and then had to send off pictures and only found out about being selected a fortnight ago.

“The headteacher Jan Stoppani, myself and two children will be helping to man a stand set up by Miracle-Gro.

“The children and parents are very excited about going to London.”