CHILDREN and staff of Hawthorne Primary School, Bestwood Village, have celebrated winning a coveted Green Flag.
But they have yet to receive the flag — the national standards benchmark for parks and green spaces — and must obtain planning permission from Gedling Borough Council to be able to put it up.
A ten-minute ceremony was held to express a big thankyou to two teachers, Yvette Ceney and Nicola O’Regan, who spearheaded Hawthorne’s bid for the flag.
A special cake was made by Sally Adamson, a member of the school’s midday staff who also has her own bakery business, Truly Scrumptious By Sally.
Over the last two years, pupils have helped to create a small wildlife area and allotments in the grounds of the Park Road school.
They grow their own produce, including courgettes, pumpkins, tomatoes, peas, potatoes and onions — some of which end up in the school kitchen.
Some of the children had never tasted a marrow until they sampled one from the allotment.
n OUR PHOTO shows the eco team at the school ready to tuck into a celebration cake with their trowels. They are (from left) Lily Watts, Caitlin Hague, Maisie McCloughin, Faye Thompson, Holly King and Charlotte Watson — DISPIC NHUD12-1906-1