Groups doing their bit for Boston In Bloom campaign

In Bloom Shields
In Bloom Shields

SCHOOLCHILDREN and veteran gardeners have been doing their bit for the Boston In Bloom campaign.

A group of 35 year six children at Park Primary School each showed their artistic side while designing and painting wooden shields as part of a partnership project with the Boston Mayflower Housing Association.

The finished shields will be put onto lampposts in Jubilee Avenue to help mark the Jubilee year and brighten up the judging route that Britain in Bloom judges will take when they visit the town.

Park School head teacher Toni Handson said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating their shields.

“They tried to combine various elements within their designs, basing them around the Boston in Bloom project, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Road Safety themes.

“We are very much looking forward to seeing the finished results displayed in Jubilee Avenue.

“Park School endeavours to be as involved with community projects as possible.”

Boston Mayflower’s PR and marketing officer Nathan Black said: “This project was important as it helped get the children involved in the local community.

“They should be very proud of their efforts and we hope they will be pleased to see their art displayed in Jubilee Avenue for everyone to enjoy.

“The shields will also help the Boston in Bloom effort and hopefully encourage the judges to leave with a favourable impression of the town and its community when they visit in early July.”

Members of South Lincolnshire Horticultural Society also leant a hand to the stretched workforce in Boston’s Central Park to tidy up herbaceous borders.

Their efforts are part of Boston in Bloom 2012’s bid for glory which should see planters, tubs and hanging baskets set to be put up all over town to wow competition judges in July.