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Daffodil competition unearths exceptional talent

The Mayor and Mayoress have presented prizes for the Council's annual daffodil-growing competition for primary schools in the borough.


The Council's parks service provides pupils with the bulbs, growing material and pots for them to take home and their efforts are then judged by the service's Graham Newsome and Regeneration and Community Chair Councillor Stephen Pitts.


New for 2017 was the Chair of Regeneration and Community Special Commendation award which went to Isabel Parker (pictured below) of Kewaigue School.


AIsabelParker BSC2745 MediumSpecial Commendation winner Isabel Parker with Jane Parker and Regeneration and Community Chair Councillor Stephen Pitts



The overall school winner for best daffodil winner,, sponsored by RL360, went to Lewis de Backer (pictured below) of St Mary's RC School.


ALewisDeBacker BSC2702 MediumLewis de Backer with the Mayor and Mayoress and prize sponsor RL360's Denzil Williams


The overall winner for best decorated pot prize went to Abby Vance, pictured below, of Ballacottier School.


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Other winners included Melissa Kavak, of Anagh Coar school


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Charlie Watterson


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Orry Purcell of Scoill yn Jubilee


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