Gardening tots enjoy success

Pock Infants - "Head of Site" prize for R.H.S budding young gardners at Harlow Carr
Pock Infants - "Head of Site" prize for R.H.S budding young gardners at Harlow Carr

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters from a local school have won an award at a gardening competition in Harrogate.

Six children from the “Gardening Gang” at Pocklington CE Infant School travelled to Harlow Carr in the North Yorkshire town for the RHS Budding Competition.

The group had to construct a 1m squared garden to show what they can grow in such a small space.

They received the “Head of Site” award for their efforts.

This is the second year running the school has entered the competition.

Carole Laws, teaching assistant at the school, said “We are thrilled to have won an award for the second year. The garden has been brought back and is on display at the school, hoping to impress the Yorkshire in Bloom judges, when they revisit the school in July.”

Their garden was entitled “Together we grow” and was accompanied by a poem:

You don’t need lots of space to grow your own,

Here in our allotment this is shown,

Each of our classes have their own plot.

Vegetable, flowers, we grow such a lot,

Attracting wildlife as we grow –

Insects crawling to and fro.

Things taste better when you do it yourself.

Happy children bursting with health.