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Green-fingered kids hope to hold onto Tower Hamlets in Bloom crown

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:55 05 October 2010

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KIDS from St Paul s Primary School are pulling out all of the stops to make sure their garden continues to attract the eyes of the Tower Hamlets in Bloom judges. As the winners of last year s schools category, pupils, teachers and volunteers were out in f

KIDS from St Paul's Primary School are pulling out all of the stops to make sure their garden continues to attract the eyes of the Tower Hamlets in Bloom judges.

As the winners of last year's schools category, pupils, teachers and volunteers were out in force as they prepared their garden for spring planting at the school in Wellclose Square, Whitechapel.

With help from volunteers from Tower Hill-based firm Trowers and Hamlins, who read with children to help improve their ability, they weeded, pruned and turned over the soil.

School premises manager Kathy Neill said the school will be entering Tower Hamlets in Bloom this year and hopes to win again.

She said: "Last year we had an environmental garden with lots of vegetables. This year we're looking to plant more flowers.

"Over the Easter holidays some of the children took home seeds to grow, so they'll be ready to plant shortly."

Tower Hamlets in Bloom is an annual competition organised by the council. It is part of the nationwide scheme that encourages people to become interested in plants, wildlife and the environment.

Tower Hamlets in Bloom is broken down into different gardening categories and is open to residents, businesses, community groups and schools.

Entries are open from May 10 and the competition will be judged towards the end of June.

To find out more about Tower Hamlets in Bloom, or to request an application form, contact Graeme Shimmin on 020 7364 3929 or email graeme.shimmin@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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