Writhlington and Mendip Studio School students receive top award from Britain in Bloom

December 6th, 2021 | Orchid Project School News

The Writhlington Schools’ Orchid Project is now in its 30th Year and a new generation of students from the two schools were on hand for the award of “Outstanding” from Britain in Bloom, delivered by Pam Young and Sean Fletcher, Secretary and Chair of the Radstock in Bloom Committee.

This year the judges noted “The knowledge and orchid expertise of the children who hosted their visit”, congratulated the Schools on their “overseas conservation projects in Sarawak and Rwanda”, and commended the project for “combining excellence in science, horticulture, enterprise and conservation.”

Year 9 student Kate Harman explained, “We had a great day with the Bloom Judges last Summer. They wanted to know about everything we do. Now it is amazing to be awarded Outstanding by Britain in Bloom. We are really pleased that we can be part of Radstock in Bloom and help win Radstock a Gold Medal.”

Teacher Simon Pugh-Jones added, “Students are involved in lots of exciting projects this year and are working to help Bristol University and Oxford University Botanic Gardens as well as our partners in Borneo and Africa.”