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Kids' designs are put to bed

Green-fingered pupils at a Mansfield school have put their design skills to the test to create a stunning new flowerbed for Titchfield Park.

Children from King Edward Primary School, Mansfield took part in a competition run by Mansfield District Council and the Maun Conservation Group to design a summer flowerbed for the town centre park.

Children from King Edward Primary School, volunteers from Maun Conservation Group and Mansfield District Council parks employees with the new flowerbed in Titchfield Park

The competition was part of the Mansfield in Bloom campaign.

Jennifer Williams (8) scooped first prize with her design which incorporates a teddy bear's head from the school's logo and the school's initials 'K. E. P. S'.

Youngsters from the school joined parks staff and volunteers to bring the winning design to life by planting the bed in the park.

As well as being enjoyed by park users, it is hoped that the flowerbed will also score top marks with East Midlands in Bloom judges who are due to visit Mansfield on 15th July.

Coun Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment said: "The new flower bed is a fantastic new feature in one of the region's premier parks and I am sure it will wow the East Midlands in Bloom judges. The Council is extremely grateful for the support of King Edward Primary School and the Maun Conservation Group for their on-going work."

Tom Appleby, Chairman of Maun Conservation Group added: "The children have clearly enjoyed this project and I am sure that turning their initial designs into reality must have been a real thrill.

"The Maun Conservation Group gets involved in all kinds of voluntary activities in an attempt to protect and enhance some of Mansfield's most naturally beautiful areas and – as is the case with this project – it can be extremely rewarding for everyone involved."

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