Blackpool in Bloom Best Conversation Area
 
St George’s working in partnership with New Langdale Community Volunteers , De Puy Synthes and Cherry Tree Community have yet again won the Blackpool in Bloom award for best conservation area.
 
Tina Milner (St George’s Community Director) said “Started 7 years ago on a piece of waste land bordering the school our school garden goes from strength to strength. This year’s focus has been on ‘What comes out when we go home’ and the addition of cameras and footprint trays has let us find out more about the wildlife that lives and visits the garden”
 
At the award presentation the judges said of the garden: “There is a project within the town that is already so far in front of everything else. They continually challenge the expectations they have and also challenged the judges leaving many of them speechless. The garden space offers so much for so many.” Judges commented that they were already looking forward to going back next year to see what other exciting additions are put in. One of the Plans for next year is to create information boards for the area to help take visitors on a journey through the garden and its different habitats.
 
Photo: Graham Warnock (Headteacher), Neil Froggett (Blackpool Council Community Link) Tina Milner (School Director – Community Links)