10 November 2020

Congratulations to Priory's gardener, Mr Farron, as more awards poured in this week from RHS Britain in Bloom. 

When awarding their certificates the Royal Horticultural Society told us, "This year an amazing sense of community spirit has enabled people to face the difficulties of this dreadful pandemic together". 

"Through Bloom, It's Your Neighbourhood, and other community gardening activities you have laid the strong foundations that helped make your communities more resilient in these testing times.

"We know that people have felt closer to nature through lockdown and valued access to green space so much more, and we have heard that people are valuing your work more than ever before.

"At the RHS and the Bloom Regions and Nations we have been incredibly moved by your stories of courage, creativity and ingenuity in helping your wider communities through this time.  Even those groups who have not been able to carry out activities this year are still an important part of a wider movement to make all our communities stronger, greener and happier."

The three certificates were awarded for 'Recognition', 'Sharing Your Know How' and 'Inspiring Others'.

During the summer term, whilst most of us were remote teaching and learning, Priory's gardener, Mr Farron, was adding more features to the school's great outdoors.  In tribute to the NHS, he trimmed down an ‘unruly’ Baggensen’s Gold shrub into a heart for our key workers.  The Herbaceous Garden, his pride and joy, is full of perennials and, from each window in the school, you see a different design and garden.

Full story>> www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/news/2020-07-10-and-not-forgetting-our-gardens