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Members of the school’s Gardening Club are looking forward to being presented with a prestigious Platinum Award for their entry in this year’s Rugby in Bloom competition at a special event on September 20th.


The theme of the competition was the 80th anniversary of the first successful test of Sir Frank Whittle’s jet engine in Rugby in 1937.


In recognition of this historic event, the Gardening Club used an old canoe as the basis of a planter in the shape of a jet engine. They also recycled a broken suitcase to grow strawberries and sweet peas.


The display was judged by Rugby Borough Council’s Parks & Grounds Manager, Chris Worman MBE who was very impressed with what he saw. He says:


" I always look forward to Visiting Boughton Leigh Infant School to see what gardening projects the children have been working on. This year was no exception and I was blown away with the re-creation of a meteor jet engine to link into this year's theme."


"The children were keen to show me all the things that they were growing and we were even treated to a large dragon fly hovering around the pond whilst judging. It is a privilege to visit as they clearly love being outside and it is a great space for them to learn."