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Douglas primary school children's green-fingered talent recognised

Douglas primary school children’s green-fingered talent has been recognised in the Council’s annual daffodil-growing competition.


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 More than 100 classes across 13 schools took part in the challenge which saw Poppy Thornton from St Mary's RC School emerge overall school winner in the Best Daffodil category, sponsored by RL360, and Alice Gregory, from Scoill Yn Jubilee, take first prize for Best Decorated Pot, sponsored by Logistics Training Services, while the Chair of the Regeneration and Community Committee special commendation went to Chloe Tyson from Anagh Coar School.


 230419-DBC-001Poppy MediumSt Mary's Poppy Thornton, Best Overall Daffodil school winner with deputy headteacher Joanne Callow, the Mayor and Mayoress and sponsor Steve Dawson of RL360


Ahead of presenting the Best Overall School Winner trophy at Douglas Town Hall RL360’s Steve Dawson - a one-time former winner of the competition - said RL360 was proud to be continuing its support of the competition and congratulated everyone who entered. Mr Dawson went on to say that the Best Decorated Pot category was a welcome addition since his day and that it offered opportunities for children to show their creative side.


 230419-DBC-005Alice MediumThe Mayor and Mayoress with Overall School Winner for Best Decorated Pot Alice Gregory and Lisa Quilliam from Scoill yn Jubilee


One of the competition judges, the Council’s Assistant Head of Parks – Technical Graham Newsome, added that the such had been the interest shown by teaching staff a category for teachers would be included in next year’s programme.


 230419-DBC-012Chloe MediumThe Mayor and Mayoress and Councillor Debbie Pitts with Anagh Primary School pupil Chloe Tyson, winner of the Chair of Regeneration and Community special commendation category and head teacher Rob Coole


Presiding over the prize presentation was the Mayor of Douglas, Councillor Jonathan Joughin JP, supported by the Mayoress, Mrs Angela Joughin.