Portsmouth In Bloom

Pupils and staff have been celebrating at Langstone Infant School after winning two prizes in the annual Portsmouth In Bloom competition.

The school won a Silver prize for the category ‘School decorated in Flowers’ and a Silver Gilt award for the category of ‘Eat my School.’

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Pupils attended a special ceremony and were presented with the awards by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth. 

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Mrs Carter, Deputy Head, said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled by the awards and we can’t thank you all enough.

‘Without the kind donations from the school community there is no way we could have achieved all we did, so thank you very much.’

As part of the project, Caretaker, Mr Somerville, built window boxes and planters from wooden pallets which are in place around the school grounds and the garden area was made into a vegetable garden.

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The school invested in some perennials and annuals to decorate the school and generous parents and carers kindly stepped forward to donate everything from soil, seeds, tools and plants.

Staff and children pitched in with the chores to get seeds sown, plants put in the ground and water the flowers and crops.

Here are some pictures of the flowers and crops which were grown as part of the project. 

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Staff and children will carry on developing the outdoor area in the school as it is a lovely environment for the children to learn in.

Autumn term gardening jobs include feeding the soil in the vegetable patch, planting bulbs ready for the Spring and planting our winter pansies and violas to keep a little colour through those grey winter months. 

If you have any spare bulbs or plants please feel free to give them to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you to everyone who donated gardening goods and to staff who have given their time up for the project.