Tallest sun­flower win­ner un­veiled

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS - By Megan Cox megan.cox@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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