Tennis in Bloom winning design

Tennis in Bloom SUS-160615-095526001
Tennis in Bloom SUS-160615-095526001

Pupils from Stafford Junior School gathered at Holywell to see their winning tennis-themed carpet garden design planted.

The youngsters, who took part in a competition to design a flower bed for the tennis season, met the Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Pat Hearn, representatives from Eastbourne Borough Council and invited guests near the cafe on the seafront.

The project is part of the Tennis In-Bloom initiative organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership.

The school won the annual In-Bloom competition for Eastbourne primary schools back in March and last week the pupils helped the mayor and staff from The Landscape Group to plant out their winning carpet garden design.

This is the 22nd In-Bloom design created by local primary schools and planted at Holywell.

Tim Sorensen from Eastbourne Education Business Partnership said, “The initiative contributes to school curriculum work by putting learning into context and developing links beyond the classroom.

“The tennis theme, endorsed by the LTA, celebrates tennis in the community and the forthcoming Aegon International Eastbourne Tournament.”

Pupils from Stafford Junior School created their own interpretation of the game and provided a scale model for judging.

Their winning design will now be seen by hundreds of visitors and residents, and perhaps a few famous tennis players, over the summer months.

Eastbourne’s tennis tournament starts at Devonshire Park on Saturday.

For further information about Eastbourne EBP and the 2017 In-Bloom competition for primary schools email Tim at

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