HORTICULTURAL husbandry of the highest order has been on the curriculum for schools in Caistor.
And the hard work of the youngsters has been praised in this year’s Best School Garden competition, run by Caistor in bloom.
Last week, judges visited the schools to see what had been achieved and it was Caistor Yarborough School who received the most praise to take the top prize.
Judges were most impressed by the wormery, bought, together with other items including cloches and watering cans, with Morrisons’ Lets Grow vouchers.
Nicky Colley has actively encouraged the children to take part in gardening activities, growing leeks and potatoes which the school kitchens have used to make a tasty soup for everyone.
There is also a very well established herb garden, again utilised in the kitchens, and some sunflowers that the art department had requested to be grown for the pupils to draw.
The school will receive a ceramic plaque, made by Kirton Potteries, and £15 Waltham Herbs voucher.
Last year’s winners, Whitegate House Kindergarten, came second and Caistor Primary School third.