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School creates floral display portraying Captain's Scott's South Pole journey
Updated 10:26am Thursday 17th April 2014 in News
A beautiful display of white plants will portray Captain's Scott's journey to the South Pole for a Worcester school's garden entry to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Children from Stanley Road Primary School will enter a show garden for the second year running as part of the festival.
This year's festival has a great moment in history theme and the children were asked to come up with ideas.
The school's theme was chosen by Indigo class (Year 4) after a history lesson in which the pupils learnt about explorers.
Children from each class designed plans for the garden and created a model in a shoebox before the winning design was chosen by a board of school governors, teachers and school council members.
The school has been trying to grown white flowers and plants to recreated the feel of the Arctic snow and have had to research exotic white plants to help them.
Some of the plants have been grown at the school while others have been donated by St Peters Garden Centre in Worcester.
Headteacher Anne Potter said: "Every class decided what their moment in history was going to be and they created the garden model in a shoe box.
"This was the clear winner.
"Everyone was inspired by trying to create a white garden.
"The children love taking part.
"Last year was the first year we entered and we were highly commended.
"It's a way to boost confidence and self-esteem."
One pupil who has been heavily involved is Millie Mosley who won an award for her participation at last year's show.
The RHS Malvern Spring festival takes place from Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 11.
It is the only RHS show in the UK to have a collection of show gardens designed and built entirely by schoolchildren.
This year a record number of 21 schools from across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire will be creating gardens.
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