Bourne Academy pupils create Union Jack design for East Midlands In Bloom

Bourne Academy teachers and pupils plant a flower bed at the Darby and Joan Hall for East Midlands in Bloom

Bourne Academy teachers and pupils plant a flower bed at the Darby and Joan Hall for East Midlands in Bloom

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PUPILS and staff from a Bourne school have been lending a hand to get the town ready for the judging of East Midlands in Bloom.

Eight pupils from the Bourne Academy gardening club and the sensory gardening club helped plant flowers they had grown in the boat flower bed in the Wellhead Park, near the Darby and Joan Hall. The pupils arranged the flowers in a Union Jack design, using red geraniums to make the red cross.

The group had hoped the patriotic flower bed would be ready for the passing through of the Olympic torch on Wednesday but the poor weather this year means some of the flowers are yet to fully bloom.

Support room manager at the school, Debbie Freeman, said: “It is a pity the geraniums haven’t come out yet but I walked past the flower this morning and it looks beautiful already.”

“The pupils loved doing it, they were a bit hot and bothered by the end of it because of the humidity but it is nice for them to get out and do something outside.”

Judges from the competition will visit the town on Tuesday.