It’s official, Park Street School are blooming marvellous!
6th November 2017
The hard work of pupils, teachers and the Parents’ Association at Park Street School paid off when they were awarded first prize at the St Stephen Parish Council inter-school Parish in Bloom competition.
Run in conjunction with St Stephen’s Gardening Club, the competition judged a number of criteria, including pupil participation, presentation and innovation. Park Street School’s gardening club is run by teacher Julie Ashton and open to pupils throughout the school who help with the garden maintenance and planting all year round.
‘Our pupils are very proud of their school garden and work hard to maintain it all year, so it’s wonderful to see their hard work rewarded in this way,’ commented Mrs Wendy-May Foster, Headteacher at Park Street School.
On judging the competition, the Chairman commended the school’s use of colourful tyres as decorative plant pots, and the blooming hanging baskets around the school.
Park Street School were also Runners Up in the District Schools in Bloom Vibrant Vegetables category. The thriving vegetable garden has produced many vegetables, most recently a 2.5kg marrow that the school cooks turned into a delicious meal to be enjoyed by pupils throughout the school at lunchtime!
Photo: Miss Julie Ashton (teacher at Park Street School) with the Chairman of the St Stephen’s Gardening Association, presenting the award. Pupils from left to right: Alana, Maddie, Lilly-Mae, Nathan and Seth.