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Summer of Sunflowers!

  • 27th September 2010
  • Three delighted local youngsters have each won a brand new bicycle after winning a Sunflower Growing competition.

    Winners Luke Watkin, Jade Chandler and Leonardo Bento won their prizes in a competition organised by The School Uniform Shop, Wiggy Wigglers, Mastercraft Cycles and Sunshine Radio.


    Around 4,000 packets of Sunflower seeds were given to school children earlier in the year with weekly tips on the best way to grow them held on Sunshine Radio every week.

    Youngsters were then encouraged to bring their flowers into town for a ‘measuring’ with Luke winning the boys section with his 381cm tall flower and Jade winning the girls section with a bloom of 370cm. An extra award was given to Leonardo Bento for the effort he put into growing his 353cm flower.


    One of the winners, seven year old Luke Watkin is pictured receiving his bike with mum Julie Watkin and The School Uniform Shop managing director Luke Conod with (standing) Luke’s dad Steve Watkin, Lynette Quinton from Mastercraft Cycles, Heather Gorringe from Wiggly Wigglers and Sunshine Radio presenter Mark Edwards.