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Bugingham Palace wins school two gardening awards
A bug house dubbed Bugingham Palace has helped a primary school win two gardening awards.
Churchfield Primary School in Latymer Road, Edmonton, won a silver 2012 Enfield in Bloom as well as a gold London in Bloom award for its unique playing grounds.
School gardener Louisa Rankin spent five months working with pupils to bring the bug garden to life.
Children collected recycled material including pine cones, water bottles and ceramic blocks to build a 15 foot compartment for insects.
She said: “We go out there and do bug hunts and have a little explore – they kids are all enthralled.
“It is surprising that kids and insects go together; I imagined that the girls could get squeamish but they don’t at all! It is really lovely to see.”
The bug space, which naturally attracts insects, opened in June and has been given its unusual name to tie in with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.