CHILDREN from Potters Gate Primary School took time out from their school day to muck in on Farnham’s bid for gold in the South and South East and Britain in Bloom contests.

The town centre school was one of 13 schools and nurseries in Farnham to visit the town council’s greenhouses, with each planting up to six hanging baskets.

One Potters Gate basket will be displayed in Central car park, while the others have been taken back to school so the children can care for them and ensure they look their best when judged by the Mayor of Farnham in July.

Councillor Sally Dickson, the town council’s lead member for community enhancement, said the children did a “brilliant job”, with members of the outside workforce teaching the youngsters about the benefits of using peat-free compost and water-retaining gel.

She added: “The children were very enthusiastic and soaked up information about how to look after their baskets.”