Everyone digs in to win school top award

THE BIG DIG: Parents, children and staff get dug in to improve the grounds of Tudor Primary School.
THE BIG DIG: Parents, children and staff get dug in to improve the grounds of Tudor Primary School.
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A commitment by staff, pupils and teachers at Tudor Primary School to improve their environment has won them a top award.

The school won Best School in the Pride of Sudbury competition run by the town council in partnership with Sudbury in Bloom.

At the weekend, parents, pupils and teachers were back out in the school grounds, tidying up and digging over their vegetable patch and flower beds in a bid to keep everything neat and tidy.

It is the second year in a row that the Tudor Road school has scooped the best school prize in the competition. Town clerk Sue Brotherwood praised the children’s efforts and hard work.

She said: “We hold them up as an excellent example of the Pride of Sudbury competition.

“Over the years we have supplied water butts and composters and they have done a lovely job. It’s about getting children interested in gardening and growing things.”

The competition, which runs alongside Sudbury in Bloom, has been running for 17 years and is aimed at enhancing the town with prizes given to householders for the best kept gardens, containers and hanging baskets as well as best community garden, best commercial display and best kept alleyway.

Among the 11 winners were Gainsborough’s House (best organic garden), Transition Sudbury (best floral display) and Brown Fenn & Parker in North Street (best commercial display).

Mrs Brotherwood added: “The competition has gone from strength to strength over the years. It’s nice for everybody who is involved to gain recognition.”