Garden project blossoms

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pupils at a Birkenshaw school have watched a gardening project grow into an award-winning scheme.

The village primary schoolchildren grow produce, tend to the plants and maintain a kitchen garden at the school in Station Lane.

And their efforts so impressed judges in the Birkenshaw and Birstall ward forum garden competition that they scooped joint first place.

The forum is now planning on introducing a schools category for next year.

The school’s prize was £30 and was presented by ward councillor Liz Smaje.