CHILDREN at Hoole Church of England Primary School in Chester are celebrating being recognised as super gardeners in recognition of their work in the school grounds.

Pupils received the Royal Horticultural Society award in conjunction with the RHS School Gardening Awards.

The award recognises the effort invested by the school to make the school grounds an attractive and safe environment, inhabited by an array of plants, insects and wildlife.

Sarah Jones, Forest School leader, said, “We are delighted to receive this award which highlights the work we have done over the last year in the school grounds.

"The Forest School sessions and extensive outdoor learning opportunities that our pupils access enable children to gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world around them.”

Headteacher Ros Flanders said: “We are very proud of our outdoor learning curriculum and the positive manner in which children respond to this.

"Our pupils are responsible and thoughtful. They take a proactive approach in exploring and supporting our extensive natural school environment.”

The school has exciting plans to continue to develop outdoor learning at the school with the introduction of an outdoor classroom and further planting in the school allotment.