Garden is 'Blooming' perfect

A MAGNIFICENT new garden towards the entrance way to The Mercy School at St John's Road has earned pupils and staff the overall prize in the first staging of what it is hoped will become the annual Wexford in Bloom schools competition.

Pupils worked hard under the supervision of teachers over a number of months to develop the garden, and they continue to work hard in maintaining it. They were also able to spend some of the summer and autumn literally enjoying the fruits of their work, as strawberries and other fruits planted there began to ripen, and overall, the garden is an attractive addition to the area which continues to be enjoyed by children, parents, teachers, and other members of the community alike.

Mayor of Wexford Jim Allen had the happy role of presenting representatives of The Mercy with a certificate and plaque to mark their achievement when a prize-giving ceremony took place in The Faythe NS recently, while certificates were also handed out to other other schools who took second, third and fourth spots in the competition.

All eight primary schools in the Wexford town area took part in the contest, which greatly complemented the work this year of the local Tidy Towns organisation and which helped secure a bronze medal in this year's national Tidy Towns competition. Mayor Jim Allen paid tribute to The Mercy School and all others involved, ' They were magnificent. I was very impressed by all the work put in by the pupils in all the schools, and the dedication and commitment shown by the teachers. You just couldn't ask for more,' he said.

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