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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Millom School pupil is the one and only among finalists

THE latest finalist in the Holker Garden Festival design competition is the only individual to make it through to the last stage of the contest.

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Melissa Fletcher, a pupil at Millom School, is one of the final five in the North-West Evening Mail’s World War One Commemorative Garden design competition, in association with Holker Garden Festival and Crooklands of Dalton.

The 12-year-old has created a peace garden 3D model using resistant materials in the design and technology workshops at her school.

Her garden features a fountain with lighting, a memorial, seating, paving, poppies, forget-me-nots and blue irises.

Millom School held an in-house competition with input from across personal development, history, art and design and technology.

Melissa’s design was chosen to be made into a model to be submitted for the contest.

The Year Eight pupil worked on the project after school, with assistance from her friend Lucy Simmons, 12.

Melissa said: “I feel really proud to be in the final, it’s amazing. I was very pleased with my design. I’m looking forward to going to Holker.

Schools and youth groups were asked to create a World War One Commemorative Garden design in 3D or collage.

The Evening Mail was inundated with high-quality entries from students bidding to have their designs displayed at Holker Garden Festival between May 30 and June 1 and win top prizes courtesy of Crooklands of Dalton.

The judges were so impressed with the standard of the entries that they increased the number of finalists from three to five. Two schools were also highly commended.

The finalists are being invited to Holker Garden Festival on Saturday, May 31 where they will see their designs exhibited in the Garden Theatre. They will then attend a presentation revealing the overall winner and placings. Crooklands of Dalton will present the prizes, and the finalists will also receive certificates from Holker just like the other exhibitors at Holker, with the top garden being awarded Large Gold.

Each day this week we will introduce a finalist. Melissa, of Millom School joins Dane Ghyll Primary School, of Barrow, and Dalton St Mary’s CE Primary School in the final.

The finalists will also feature in the official Holker programme.

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