Bromley blooms as school wheelbarrow competition brings colour to to Market Square

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Bromley’s green fingered youngsters brought a splash of colour to the town centre as Your Bromley, the Business Improvement District for Bromley town centre, hosted the second school wheelbarrow competition. Wheelbarrows designed and planted by 37 local primary schools were on display in Market Square.

Every school taking part has been asked to decorate and plant a wheelbarrow that says something about their school, whether it uses the school colours, represents its values or portrays a strength of the school.

Two judges, Frances Forrest of Your Bromley and Gary Carvosso of Cooling Garden Centre, selected the following winners in four different categories:

  • Most Creative: Wickham Common Primary School for their beach scene display
  • Best Interpretation of Theme: Darrick Wood Junior School for their ‘Aim High’ creation
  • Best Use of Colour: St Paul’s Cray CE Primary School for their nursery class’s rainbow barrow
  • Best Horticultural Display: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School for their 50thanniversary celebration

There is still a chance to vote for your favourite school by visiting our voting page where you can cast your vote in the People’s Choice award, which will be announced on Monday 23rdJuly.

A selection of the wheelbarrows will remain on display in a range of locations around Bromley Town Centre and at Coolings Garden Centre.

The Star and Garter is hosting:

  • Pickhurst Academy Junior School
  • Hawes Down Primary School

The Railway Tavern is hosting:

  • Poverest Primary School
  • Grays Farm Primary Academy

Caxton’s Pharmacy is hosting:

  • Worsley Bridge Primary School

Coolings Garden Centre is hosting:

  • Tubbenden Primary School
  • Blenheim Primary School
  • Warren Road Primary School
  • Perry Hall Primary School
  • St James RC Primary School
  • Midfield Primary School
  • Crofton Junior School
  • Pratts Bottom Primary School
  • St Paul’s Cray CE Primary School
  • Darrick Wood Junior School
  • Alexandra Junior School
  • Wickham Common Primary School
  • St Mary’s Preschool Playgroup

Frances Forrest, BID manager, commented, “Once again the wheelbarrows were of an incredible standard, it’s very clear to see how much thought and hard work has gone into each and every one. Judging was exceptionally difficult and we could have picked 3 or 4 winners in each category. We would like to thank all of the schools for taking part and making the display so wonderful.