SCHOOLS from across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch attended the recent Bournemouth in Bloom School awards.

The event, held in the town’s council chamber, was supported by Compton Acres and Stewarts Garden Centres and organised by Travis Smith, Bournemouth In Bloom’s School’s Co-ordinator, who is part of the Compton Acres horticultural team.

Chris Colledge, chairman of Bournemouth In Bloom, said: “The BIB Schools Competition brought children together from all of the areas that make up the BCP. What an example of unification for us all to follow with these young people leading the way.”

Bournemouth’s mayor Cllr Susan Phillips was in attendance to hand out certificates and garden vouchers to the winning schools and was also presented with a posy of sweet peas herself.

The winning entries were put on show at the "Early National Sweet Pea Society Show" at Stewarts Christchurch Garden Centre earlier this month, with Priory School in Christchurch crowned the overall winner at the event.