Future in Action

Future in Action

Gardening Club Hope Design Will ‘Cement’ RHS Success

Members of the Boughton Leigh Infant school’s Gardening Club are hoping their design for a bug hotel will cement their success in a national gardening competition. They are busy making a shelter for insects in the shape of the tower at the Rugby Cement Plant after their prototype plan won a place to be exhibited at the prestigious RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June.

Schools in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Yorkshire and West Midlands were invited to take part in the competition to design a bug hotel to fit the theme of “Inspiring Architecture: Past, Present and Future.”

The Boughton Leigh entry is one of 15 chosen to be displayed at the five day show – during which members of the public will select a winner. Gardening Club Organiser, Mrs Hopkin, commented: “We can see the cement works tower from the school allotment. It is a very futuristic structure with lots of interesting shapes which are perfect for creating areas to provide shelter for different types of insects.

The children enjoyed planning the design and they are now very excited to have the opportunity to make the structure and take it to the Chatsworth Flower Show. Our school has a long tradition of offering gardening as an extracurricular activity for pupils and last year they won the prestigious Queen’s 90th Birthday and Platinum Prize in the Primary School Category of the Rugby in Bloom Awards.”