Gardeners at a rural secondary school have been presented with a silver award in the Junior Wyre in Bloom competition for the outdoor efforts.
It was the icing on the cake for a busy year in the garden at Saint Aidan’s CE Technology College, Preesall.
The school’s Garden Club started the school year harvesting crops of potatoes, onions, leeks, beans and fruit in Autumn, using the produce in the school kitchens and selling it to staff too.
The were also busy planting, tending and harvesting a variety of crops and flowering plants year round.
In Spring the pupils at the Cartgate school worked hard digging and planting the vegetable beds ready for the 2013 crops.
This year they have planted new varieties of beans and courgettes and are also trying carrots and beetroot.
A flurry of flora and fauna is brightening up the school grounds ahead of its 50th anniversary celebrations next month.
Lots of tulip bulbs and primulas around school provided a lovely display in the springtime and in summer flower tubs were planted around the school with bedding plants and a variety of flower seeds.
These were also a crucial part in the school doing so well in the Junior Wyre in Bloom Competition.
Now the school is looking forward to showing off its blooming borders and award winning gardens at its Golden Jubilee celebrations at an open day on September 28.
The school will be open between 10am and 2pm for everyone to come and look round.