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Rothesay fuchsia growers are in the pink

Rothesay Parimary School's British Fuchsia Society art winners.

Rothesay Parimary School's British Fuchsia Society art winners.

Green-fingered pupils at Rothesay Primary are in the pink after winning a healthy crop of certificates for their fuchsia-growing efforts.

The school enters the colouring competition of the Bute Fuchsia Society show every year, and after being judged locally the best pictures are sent on to the British Fuchsia Society to vie for a national prize.

In addition the members of the Bute Fuchsia Society help the pupils learn more about the plants, and their distinctive pink flowers, by sending the school plug plants which pupils then grow on into flower.

The best of those are entered into the children’s section of the local show, and the top-performing pupils, both locally and inthe national competition, received certificates this week recognising their hard work.

Maureen Shaw, the school’s depute head for pre-5 to P5, said: “Our thanks to the Fuchsia Society - especially Isobel Rich who came to present the prizes - for all their encouragement and tips on how to grow a winner!”

 

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