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Local schools win joint first prize

School children, Mayor, school, hanging baskets.

Hanging baskets planted by children from St Andrew’s Infants’ School and All Saints C of E Aided Infants School, Tilford have been awarded joint first place in the Farnham in Bloom, schools’ hanging basket competition.

In May, children from 18 local schools and nurseries visited Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses to plant up their hanging baskets with a selection of petunias, trailing geraniums and fuchsia. One basket from each school has been displayed in Central car park while the others were taken back to school for the children to look after.

The competition was judged by the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts. He says: “It has been lovely to visit each of the schools that entered the competition. I was extremely impressed by the standard and found it very hard to decide on a winner. After a great deal of deliberation, I decided to award a joint first prize. Both baskets had a good all round display of flowers and achieved great impact. I would like to thank everybody for taking part in the competition and hope everybody enjoys the town centre baskets that were created by the children.”

Third prize was awarded to Badshot Lea Infants’ School. Prizes will be awarded at a prize giving ceremony in October. The event is held at Squire’s Garden Centre. The Badshot Lea based garden centre is a gold sponsor of Farnham in Bloom.

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