Students set the scenes for Springfields Daffodil Competition

Winners with staff and judges of the Springfields Festival Gardens competition for students at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, (back) Rachel Ashby, Inga Maxwell, Ksenija Sadilove, Rachel Lawson, Marius Airosius, Anthony Grunwell, (front) Andy Boyton and double category winner Tom Jackson.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Winners with staff and judges of the Springfields Festival Gardens competition for students at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, (back) Rachel Ashby, Inga Maxwell, Ksenija Sadilove, Rachel Lawson, Marius Airosius, Anthony Grunwell, (front) Andy Boyton and double category winner Tom Jackson. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Students at Sir John Gleed School showed off their creative skills in a competition run jointly with a Spalding garden centre.

The Springfields Daffodil Competition, put on by the school with help from Springfields Festival Gardens, saw students produce a variety of paintings and photographs that were judged by a panel which includes Springfields head gardener Andy Boyton.

Prizewinners were students Ksenijia Sadilove for painting, Tom Jackson for photography and Marius Airosius in the same category.

Rachel Ashby from the Friends of Sir John Gleed School said “We were delighted with the quality of all the paintings and photographs from the students.

“The Springfields Daffodil Competition was not only very significant in raising the profile of our Woodland Peace Garden, but also engaging the students interests in exploring the significance of the daffodil within their local area.

“It is fantastic to celebrate the artistic talents of the students within the context of our Woodland Peace Garden and the quality of some of the entries was simply breathtaking.

“We are excited about the opportunities this will lead to for the students and are already planning with Andy Boyton and Inga Maxwell of Springfields Festival Gardens how we can develop opportunities for the students in their garden for the future.”