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Kids' blooming great effort

PUBLISHED: 13:42 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:53 23 August 2010

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters at four schools are celebrating after winning awards for their school grounds. Judges visited the schools for this year s South and South East in Bloom school grounds competition. Eighty schools took part, and were judged on th

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters at four schools are celebrating after winning awards for their school grounds.

Judges visited the schools for this year's South and South East in Bloom school grounds competition.

Eighty schools took part, and were judged on their appearance and environment, with winners announced on Monday.

Peter Holman, chairman of South and South East in Bloom, said: "The judges weren't just looking for horticultural excellence but seeing how the school grounds were used as part of the curriculum.

"It was wonderful to see the children getting enjoyment from their surroundings."

Furness School, in Rowhill Road, Hextable and Parkwood Hall School, in Beechenlea Lane, Swanley both won silver.

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School, in Cimba Wood, Gravesend and Ifield School, in Cedar Avenue, Gravesend, both scooped bronze awards.

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