Westende Junior School pupils put Olympics into bloom
August 13, 2012
The Olympic rings and torch are in bloom at a school’s London 2012 celebratory garden.
Plants and materials donated by Wokingham businesses have been turned into a commemorative garden at Westende Junior School by parent volunteers and children.
Pupils and parents Tasha and Martin Payne, Sue Harrold and Jim Bucham designed the garden which features a cone-shaped pot planted as an Olympic beacon as its centrepiece.
Mrs Payne said: “We are very fortunate that we asked lots of businesses in the area and they have supported us. We have planted four new areas this year and it has all been done by donations so we are very grateful to them all.”
The school in Seaford Road has an active gardening club with its own vegetable patch. Town mayor Cllr Peter Lucey visited the school at the end of term as part of the judging of Wokingham Town Council’s school’s gardening competition and on Monday, July 16 Westende discovered it had won the primary section and was also named overall school winner.