THE green-fingered skills of youngsters from three Ellesmere Port schools have been recognised with silver medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Pupils of St Bernard’s Catholic Primary, Childer Thornton Primary and Little Sutton Church of England Primary Schools took part in a challenge run by Scotts Miracle Grow, learning how to grow their own flowers, fruit and vegetables.

More than 300 schools across the country were involved in the project and local pupils were delighted when the competition’s judges chose their produce to display in the company’s Chelsea garden.

Burleydam Garden Centre provided each school with a polytunnel free of charge and offered advice from its expert staff.

Little Sutton headteacher Jo Pitchford said: “When we heard that we had been selected to take our home-grown produce to the Chelsea both staff and children at all three schools were so proud and excited.

“Our pupils spent the day chatting and explaining the garden’s designs to visitors, handing out leaflets and I know they really enjoyed meeting some of the famous gardeners.

“And the silver medals were just the icing on the cake of what was a fantastic day for everyone involved.”