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Celebrations all round as Lowestoft school's young gardeners take home top prize

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 June 2015

Carlton Colville Primary School Gardening Club have won Best in Show Suffolk Show for a gardening display.

Carlton Colville Primary School Gardening Club have won Best in Show Suffolk Show for a gardening display.

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These budding young gardeners spent months tending lovingly to their plants at school.

Carlton Colville Primary School Gardening Club have won Best in Show Suffolk Show for a gardening display.Carlton Colville Primary School Gardening Club have won Best in Show Suffolk Show for a gardening display.

And all of their efforts paid off as Carlton Colville Primary School’s gardening club took home top prizes at the Suffolk Show - and celebrated with their fellow pupils.

At a special assembly this week, 13 members of the club involved in the Suffolk Show project were given special certificates and the chance to show the rest of the school the trophy they earned.

Several schools were invited to design and plant a 3m by 3m garden based around the theme a ‘Slice of Suffolk Life’ for an inaugural competition at the show.

And Carlton Colville Primary pupils took home the Large Gold award and Best in Show for their Lydia Eva garden, winning them a cup, certificate, gardening equipment and a large planter.

Headteacher Carol Child shared the good news at an assembly on Monday, June 8 and praised the club’s creativity.

“Our school is the first 
school’s name on this cup because this is the first year they have had a schools garden competition,” she said.

“Not only did we win the large gold award, we won the overall best in show award too, it’s absolutely amazing.

“Very very well done, we’re very proud of them.”

Gardening club member Jessica Webster, said: “It’s nice to show the rest of the school what we were doing.

“It made me very happy but nervous to go up in assembly and I felt really proud.

“We have a garden at home and I thought it would be a nice idea to join the gardening club because me and my grandad go out and talk about the flowers at home.”

Joshua Ayers, 10 added: “We looked at all the other gardens at the Suffolk show and didn’t think we would win, there were so many brilliant ones. We were shaking when we won large gold! We were so pleased.

“I love the satisfaction of seeing the plant as a seed and see it when it’s fully grown.

“We had some little broad bean seeds and now they’re waist high - they’re growing so well.”

Has your school had success in a competition? Email polly.grice@archant.co.uk

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