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Kidsgrove Young Gardeners Sow Seeds of Success

St Thomas' School Kidsgrove GardeningYoung members of an award winning gardening club will inject a riot of colour in Kidsgrove this summer thanks to support from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

The borough council is providing around 1,000 flowers to Newcastle in Bloom sponsors St. Thomas’ Primary School as part of the campaign.

A total of 10 green-fingered youngsters will show off their honed horticultural skills when they plant pink geraniums and red begonias in the flower bed the school sponsors within the Jack Beech Memorial Gardens opposite Kidsgrove Town Hall on Thursday, 31 May.

Cllr. Elsie Bates, Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “Community involvement is one of the pillars of Britain in Bloom so we’re delighted to help such an active group play their part in making the borough look its best this summer.

“The borough council is proud that people of all ages get involved in improving the appearance of their environment. The learning, skills and enjoyment that children take away is invaluable and ensures the future of the campaign in Newcastle-under-Lyme.”

The “thriving” gardening club received honours in the Royal Horticultural Society’s “It’s Your Neighbourhood” awards last year for recycling and helping with planters outside Kidsgrove Railway Station.

The school has also won the community projects (schools) category and gold in the borough council’s Newcastle in Bloom competition for the past two years.

Lynne Williamson, head teacher at St. Thomas’ Primary School, added: “We are so pleased to be involved in this fantastic project. The children will really enjoy using their gardening skills and best of all the results can be enjoyed by everyone.”

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