Praise for Willoughby School’s In Bloom efforts

Mayor Helen Powell presents an East Midlands In Bloom award to Willoughby School headteacher Adam Booker and pupils Daniel and Shanise
Mayor Helen Powell presents an East Midlands In Bloom award to Willoughby School headteacher Adam Booker and pupils Daniel and Shanise

A school in Bourne is riding high being given special praise for its efforts for Bourne in Bloom and getting a “good” Ofsted report.

Judges from the East Midlands in Bloom competition said the highlight of their tour of the town on July 10 was their visit to The Willoughby School, in South Road, Bourne.

Bourne in Bloom achieved another Silver Gilt Award this year with the help of many organisations and individuals around the town.

The grounds and sensory garden at Willoughby School and the fact pupils at the school were gaining qualifications in horticulture and maintaining the grounds received high praise from the visiting panel.

On Tuesday last week Bourne mayor Helen Powell presented headteacher Adam Booker and pupils with the judges’ award.

Mr Booker is also celebrating the Willoughy School being named a good school in its recent Ofsted inspection.

Mr Booker said: “Our pupils, staff, parents and governors did an amazing job of showing just what a great place Willoughby School is. After nearly 10 years of headship here and five Willoughby Ofsteds I’m constantly surprised by my colleagues here – they deserve all of the credit for our report as they work so hard and diligently with some extremely challenging children and young people on a daily basis.”