Kids' designs are a bed ahead
Green-fingered pupils at a Mansfield school have been hard at work creating designs for an eye-catching new flowerbed at Titchfield Park.
As part of the annual Mansfield in Bloom competition; more than 60 children at King Edward Primary School took part in a competition to design a flowerbed that will form a centrepiece at the town centre park.
The only rule was that the design reflected the name of the school in some way.
The competition was organised by Mansfield District Council's Parks staff and the Maun Valley Conservation group; who judged the designs, all of which were of a very high standard.
In first place was: James Musgrove with a design featuring the crown from the school logo and the initials K E P S.
Olivia Lowery came in second place and in third place was Desnie Riley.
Mrs Sue Bridges, Headteacher of King Edward Primary School commented: "This is a real credit to the Maun Conservation Group; who carry out lots of wonderful work with the children."
"Our children are interested in art as well as planting and gardening. The children will be helping out with the planting at Titchfield Park and we are all lookoing forward to see the flowerbed in full bloom this summer."
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council, added: "I would like to offer my warm congratulations to James Musgrove on his winning design."
"I would also like to thank our Parks staff and the Maun Conservation group for their hard work in organising and judging the competition, and also to all of the children who took part."
"All of the entries were of a very high standard which made a very hard job for the judges."
The new flowerbed will be planted during May and June and will be inspected by the East Midlands in Bloom judges during their judging tour in July.