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Hillmeads young gardeners
Hillmeads young gardeners

Pupils tending Hillmead Primary School's garden have received a Five Star Gardening Award from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

The accolade is for commitment to maintaining a first-class space for the school in Woburn Avenue and the wider Bishop’s Stortford community. The five star is the highest in the RHS school gardening scheme, and Hillmead Gardening Club has been working for the last few years to pass the five individual stages of the programme.

As part of the scheme this year, Hillmead children took part in a project with Thorley Pre-school to share their knowledge of gardening and helped the younger children plant flower bulbs.

Margaret Ibrahim, leader of Hillmead Gardening Club, said: “The children are very excited to have received this award and we’re pleased their enthusiasm has been recognised. They can be really proud of what they have achieved.”

The gardening club is led by a team of volunteers and meets once a week after school. All children also regularly enjoy outdoor learning in the garden.

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