Knaresborough in Bloom wants to especially thank the Knaresborough schools for their enthusiastic support for their competitions this year.

Emily Metcalfe and her giant sunflower

Rachel Knight's prize winning photo

Published Date: 13 November 2009

Chair of Knaresborough in Bloom Christine Willoughby commented, “We have held three schools competitions this year and they have all been very well supported. We started the year with the “Design A Flowerbed” competition on the theme of Riverlife and the winner was Rebecca Wood from Knaresborough St John’s Primary School with her exciting design featuring insects and birds. The flowerbed is on Castle Top just by the bowling green and is in a very eyecatching location.

Later at Easter we held our Grow a Giant Sunflower competition which had a wonderful response. At the end of the summer we were delighted when Emily with her incredible nine-foot tall sunflower won the competition.

The next competition was held in conjunction with the Knaresborough Horticultural Society. This was a schools photography competition. The winner was Rachel Knight who was in Year 6 at Meadowside at the time she entered. Christine says, “ The Photo competition was a new competition for us, and we were delighted to work with the Horticultural Society on this. The Horticultural Society judged the photos and awarded prizes which were given out at our annual Awards Evening. Knaresborough in Bloom also awarded prizes, so the two first prize winners got a nice bag of goodies supplied by our generous sponsors Lidl as well as the certificates from the Horticultural Society. I hope that we can run this competition again next year, as it is good to encourage our youngsters to go out and about with their cameras photographing our beautiful town.”

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