THE Schools in Bloom competition to produce flowers and vegetables has been launched.
Schools across West Cheshire are invited to enter the annual competition, organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council and sponsored by Essar Oil (UK) Ltd.
It is open to all schools to plant and nurture a green space.
Entries can range from flower gardens and vegetable plots to bedding plant displays and hanging baskets and participating schools will compete for prizes to be invested in environmental projects.
The winners will be honoured at an awards ceremony at Ness Gardens later this year.
Cllr Eleanor Johnson, who will visit the schools involved to decide who will receive the prizes, said: “We have seen an increase in schools that enter each year this competition is run, which is very pleasing, and I would like to see even more schools enter this year.”
Ian Cotton, head of communications and community at Essar Oil (UK) Ltd, added: “We’re delighted to renew our sponsorship of the Schools in Bloom competition. As well as a clear commitment to the environment, the initiative provides an excellent learning opportunity for the pupils involved.”
For information about the project, or to enter your school, contact greenspace officer Dee McCarthy by calling 01606 288542 or emailing email@example.com.