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 near the Darby and Joan Hall on South Street.
The pupils arranged the flowers in a Union Flag design, using red geraniums to make the central 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.
Debbie Freeman said: “It is a pity the geraniums haven’t come out yet but I walked past the flowers 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 in the fresh air.”
The school has been supporting the Bourne in Bloom committee prepare the town for the annual competition for about five years.
Judges from the competition will visit the town on Tuesday.
A litter picking session is being organised on Monday to clean Bourne up before the judges arrive.
Call Nelly Jacobs on 01778 426123 to take park.