Brandles boys' sunflower success
PUBLISHED: 14:57 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:15 01 October 2018
A group of boys from Brandles School in Baldock have won a national gardening competition.
Grow With Towergate was a competition launched by insurance brokers Towergate and made up of three categories – foster homes, nurseries and schools.
Brandles’ Year 8 Sand group showcased their gardening skills with planting sunflowers, and were awarded a £250 voucher for their school.
In their entry, they wrote: “We planted sunflower seeds in small plant pots, then relocated them into a larger planter.
“Because of the heatwave in recent months we have had to continually water the plants to keep them hydrated.
“This was a challenging time all the plants.”
Judges met and reviewed all entries and came up with a final shortlist, which were then opened to a public vote.
Helen Bernabe from Towergate, which has a Stevenage office, said: “Towergate has long-standing relationships with many care organisations across the country, so we know the valuable role gardening can play in the lives and education of children.
“It wasn’t easy to narrow down the entries, as they were all incredibly deserving in their own right.
“However, we are delighted to have had such an enthusiastic response to our campaign and wish to congratulate all the finalists and in particular our winner for 2018, Brandles School.”