Bloom team thanks gar­den club pupils

Hinckley Times - - NEWS - RACHEL PAR­RISH rachel.par­rish@trin­i­tymir­

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.

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