The Writhlington Greenhouses have been a hive of activity preparing for Wednesday’s visit by the Britain in Bloom Judging Team. Year 7 and Year 8 students have been working with the rest of the Radstock in Bloom Committee this year and were first on the judging route to present their work with the orchid project.
Year 7 student Josh Trevellian explained “The judges came to see what we do at Writhlington and each of us told them all about out favourite plants. I talked about the orchid Angraecum Sesquipedale from Madagascar and the moth that pollinates it.”
Wilf Inger Flecker, Year 8, added “The judges were really interested in our propagation laboratory and how we grow orchids from seed in-vitro. It was great to show everything we have done this year”.
Early feedback from the judging team is that all of the students were impressive in their knowledge and enthusiasm, and the work they are doing is inspirational.
We are looking forward to the Britain in Bloom results in September.
Image – Some of the Britain in Bloom student team.