Bloom team thanks garden club pupils
GREEN FINGERED pupils have been given a certificate of achievement in recognition of their involvement in Bosworth In Bloom’s category-winning performance in Britain In Bloom 2017.
Members of the Dixie Grammar School’s Dixie Diggers group, led by former governor Judy Buckell, received the award on behalf of pupils who took part in a wheelbarrow challenge run by Bosworth In Bloom as part of the 2017 entry.
Pupils at all of the town’s schools were encouraged to go green and plant up colourful plastic wheelbarrows to cheer the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) judges, who took a tour of the town in the summer.
Certificates were given to each school that took part, to thank them for their involvement.
With community participation being judged as critically as horticultural excellence and environmental awareness, Market Bosworth earned a coveted RHS gold medal and was named joint best large village in the national contest, along with Usk in Wales.
The win earns the town competition a place in 2018’s prestigious champion of champions competition.
Bosworth in Bloom chairman Chris Hooker said: “East midlands judges, who met two of the Dixie Diggers, said in their report that ‘it is always good see that children are involved with Bloom’ while the national judges said that ‘ the sustainable bed at the Dixie Diggers school garden was a delight’.
“Bosworth In Bloom this year organised the wheelbarrow challenge to involve youngsters in growing things, and to recognise their efforts we made up our own certificates of achievement, one of which went to the Dixie Diggers.”
The Dixie Diggers are students who choose to spend some of their lunchtimes in the school garden.
They help to decide what is grown around the school and propagate plants from seed and cuttings.
Dixie headmaster Richard Lynn said: “Education taken out of context is only half as effective as it could be.
“As a consequence, we aim to make the Dixie very much part of the Market Bosworth and wider community in which it is placed.
“I am delighted that we are able to support such an important campaign and thrilled that our Dixie Diggers contributed to Market Bosworth’s success in the Britain In Bloom competition.”
Market Bosworth Dixie Grammar School pupils who are members of the Dixie Diggers school gardening club led by volunteer Judy Buckell, second from right, received a certificate of achievement from Bosworth In Bloom volunteers in recognition of the school’s involvement in the 2017 Britain In Bloom contest in which Market Bosworth was named joint winner of the large village category.