Pupils take on professionals at Chelsea

Boston West Primary School pupils at Chelsea Flower School.
Boston West Primary School pupils at Chelsea Flower School.

Pupils from Boston West Academy, took home an RHS Silver Gilt Medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The award was in recognition of the school’s contribution to the Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey gardens.

Pupils of Boston West Academy, Lauren, Ben, Lauren, Isabella and Charlie were taken to Chelsea by teachers, Ceri Braybrook, Emma Schofield and Shirley Chain to work on the Miracle-Growers Discovery Garden stand, to give out leaflets and to show to visitors the horticultural work that had been carried out at school.

The school was challenged by the Miracle-Gro Company to grow plants that would be good enough to be exhibited alongside the plants of hundreds of professional exhibitors.

The junior growers grew Swiss Chard and Salvia plants, as well as making clay woodland animals that were used to create the discovery garden at Chelsea.

Mrs Braybrook said: “All the pupils in our class had a great time learning about growing good quality plants and loved doing experiments to see if the compost used in the classroom really did make a difference to plant growth. The selected ones that went to Chelsea had the trip of a lifetime.

“They couldn’t believe that so many really expert gardeners wanted to talk to them and find out their secrets of success.”