A green fingered pupil from Walney spent Saturday at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden in Wisley this weekend for a special prize giving.

Josh Clark, who attends Walney School, travelled down to RHS Wisley with his parents and Lisa Devonald.

They were invited by the RHS after Josh was nominated for the Young School Gardener of the Year 2019.

Josh, 16, was shortlisted as one of just 16 finalists across the country.

He attended the special awards ceremony where he and the other finalists were given a VIP treatment as well as an overnight stay.

The overall winner was named as William Rae, age 11, Edinburgh Academy Junior School, Edinburgh.

He won a patio glasshouse from Hartley Botanic, tickets for either Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2020 or RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2020, and their school will receive £100 worth of seeds and an extra £250 in National Garden Gift vouchers – a total of £500.

A celebrity gardener will also spend a day with the winner at Edinburgh Academy Junior School.

Josh was nominated by his biology teacher Mrs Devonald.

She has done a lot of work with Josh in the garden, looking at wildlife.

A spokeswoman for Walney School said: "It was lovely to meet all the finalists and get even more ideas about school gardening.

"Well done Joshua Clark, you’re a star."