Tallest sunflower winner unveiled
THE winner of Loughborough in Bloom’s 2017 Tallest Schools Sunflower Competition has been announced.
Despite poor growing conditions, and the challenge of being closed for the long summer break, the combined height of the Loughborough Church of England Primary School six tallest Sunflowers measured at a towering 42ft 8in.
Ranking in second place was Rendell Primary School’s Sunflowers with a lofty 32ft 3in.
They were closely followed by Cobden Primary School with an impressive total height of 31ft 11in with St Mary’s Catholic Primary School finishing fourth out of seven entries.
Competition organiser, Mike Jones, congratulated all who had taken part. He said: “Growing sunflowers is a lot of fun, but also has the capacity to excite youngsters’ interest in gardening, helping them to become more self sufficient as adults.”
Pictured are Rendell Primary School youngsters and their sunflowers.
Pictured are competition winners Loughborough Church of England Primary School youngsters with their towering plants.
Pictured are St Mary’s Catholic Primary School youngsters with their sunflowers.
Pictured are Cobden Primary School youngsters and competition organiser Mike Jones with the flowers.