Youngsters help Market Harborough’s bid for In Bloom gold

Harborough in Bloom Portfolio Design Winners...back, Pat Hook schools co-ordinator, Lesley Croft president Lions 2012 and Ken Hook chairman with Sophie Barney 10 3rd place, Lillie Tuck 11 first place and Jayden Sharman 11 second place during the presentations in the Rose Garden at Welland Park.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Harborough in Bloom Portfolio Design Winners...back, Pat Hook schools co-ordinator, Lesley Croft president Lions 2012 and Ken Hook chairman with Sophie Barney 10 3rd place, Lillie Tuck 11 first place and Jayden Sharman 11 second place during the presentations in the Rose Garden at Welland Park.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Local schoolchildren may have helped the town towards another gold medal in this year’s Market Harborough in Bloom.

Primary schools in the area were asked to paint a design for the cover page of the portfolio that will go before the judges next month.

The winner was Lillie May Tuck, aged 11, from Farndon Fields School. Second was Jayden Sharman, aged 11, from St Joseph’s RC School.

Third was Sophie Barney, aged 10, from Great Bowden School. The prizes for the schools were sponsored by The Twenty 12 Lions Club.

Lesley Croft presented the winners with a certificate in the Rose Garden in Welland Park and the prize money will be presented at the school assemblies.

The judges from the East Midlands in Bloom will be back in Market Harborough on Monday July 6, and will be starting their tour at 9.30am.

Last year the Market Harborough in Bloom volunteers received the gold award and were category winners in the large town section.