Golden greats!

Springwell School pupils in an area of their garden. NOTE: school does not use names but OK for pictures.

Springwell School pupils in an area of their garden. NOTE: school does not use names but OK for pictures.

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GOLDEN pupils are celebrating after their green-fingered activities earned them a prestigious award.

The youngsters at Springwell Primary School, in Hartlepool, have been given a Gold Britain in Bloom award.

A range of gardens around the school, in the town’s Wiltshire Way, impressed the visiting Northumbria in Bloom judges who awarded them a staggering 98 out of 100.

Staff at the school say they are incredibly proud of the pupils at the school, who have all worked extremely hard and deserve the award.

Youngsters of all ages at the special school play their part in keeping several garden areas in tip-top condition.

The award given to the school by Northumbria in Bloom read: “The achievements of this special school are hugely impressive with a range of horticultural activities for pupils of all abilities.”

Headteacher Karl Telfer said he was ecstatic when he found out about the award.

Mr Telfer said: “The comment from Northumbria in Bloom sums up exactly what we are trying to achieve at the school.

“All of the pupils play a huge part in keeping our garden areas in such fantastic condition.

“We do our utmost to ensure it is a fantastic environment for both the pupils to enjoy and for wildlife.”

After achieving the award and such high marks, Mr Telfer said the school will continue to work hard in their garden areas.

He added: “This is reflective of the activities we have going on here at the school.

“As well as being very enjoyable it is also a great learning opportunity for the youngsters.

“They get to touch, feel and smell when they are out in our gardens.

“They have earned this award for the school with all of their hard work, I am very pleased for them.”