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Our green-fingered pupils have proved they really have “flower power” when it comes to gardening.

For not only have they been presented with the top Platinum Award in the schools’ category of the Rugby in Bloom competition, they have also been honoured with a one-off Queen’s 90 th Birthday Schools’ Award for their royal-themed garden.

The judges were very impressed with the work done by members of the school’s gardening club and particularly liked the planted Queen’s handbag and Bugingham Palace bug hotel they created.

“Outdoor learning is increasingly recognised to have major educational benefits to students and it’s great to see Boughton Leigh Infant School embrace this with such enthusiasm,” says judge Chris Worman MBE.

The Mayor of Rugby, Coun Sally Bragg presented trophies and certificates to pupils and staff at celebratory events organised by Rugby Borough Council.

Boughton Leigh Head teacher Andrew Moorcroft says: “Outdoor learning is a crucial part of the curriculum at our school and all children have the opportunity to enjoy the garden and woodland area we have.”

“It is very pleasing that the hard work and enthusiasm shown by the children and staff in creating a garden to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday has been rewarded with a special prize.”