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Pupils are down on the Farm for Bloom

Schoolchildren will be working with their local farm to create colourful flower displays for Newcastle’s Britain in Bloom campaign.

The pupils, from St Luke’s Primary, Silverdale, will plant railing troughs with summer blooms in readiness for a display in Newcastle town centre.

The plants have been donated by Pool End Farm, Leycett, and will go on display in Barracks Road, Newcastle.

It forms part of a Newcastle Borough Council Community Pledge initiative through which schools and community groups agree to plant out flower beds, planters, and railing troughs.

There are currently 32 participants involved in the scheme across the borough.

The Borough Council is working with community groups on the summer 2017 Newcastle In Bloom campaign. This year, Newcastle has the honour of representing the Heart of England in the national Britain in Bloom finals having won the “Small Cities” category in the 2016 regional final.

Newcastle has a proud record in the Britain in Bloom awards, having won 15 consecutive gold medals.