Monday, 28 May 2012
Caption: The winners and runners-up from this year's Leeds in Bloom design a flowerbed competition - top image Jasmine Elliott (left) and Emily Barrett (right) both of Middleton St Mary's C of E Primary School
Lower image front row (left-to-right): Emily O'Reilly, Jasmin Elliott, Emily Barrett, Emma Wilkinson, Jaskaran Sashni, back row Laura Hulley with Alderman Frank Robinson (left) and Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr Ann Castle (right)
Three budding young garden designers will see their ideas come to life in Leeds this summer after winning the Leeds in Bloom 2012 design a flowerbed competition.
Nine-year-old Emily Barrett (Middleton St Mary’s Church of England Primary School), eight-year-old Jaskaran Sahni (Lawns Park Primary School) and seven-year-old Emma Wilkinson (Kippax Greenfields Primary School) will have their designs made into flowerbeds at Park Square and York Street in the city centre after triumphing in the competition organised by Leeds City Council’s parks and countryside service in association with Leeds Floral Initiative and Evans Property Group Leeds.
The annual competition is open to all children in Leeds aged four to 14 and this year attracted over 2000 entries from schools and groups across the city.
The winning trio were guests of honour at an awards ceremony held at Temple Newsam last week where the certificates and prizes were presented by the chairman of Leeds in Bloom Alderman Frank Robinson, and the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Ann Castle.
Runners-up were Laura Hulley (14) of Benton Park School, Jasmin Elliot (10) of Middleton St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School and Emily O’Reilly (10) of St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School.
Leeds Horticultural and Floral Initiative Officer Richard Gill said:
“This year’s competition was a great success. Each year the quality of the artwork is a credit to all the children who enter, and it’s always difficult to choose the final three.”
For more information on Leeds in Bloom and the Leeds Floral Initiative visit www.leeds.gov.uk and search for ‘Leeds in Bloom’.
For media enquiries please contact:
Roger Boyde, Senior communications officer,
Leeds City Council, Tel 0113 247 5472
Posted by Leeds City Council press office at 12:41