Forest School holds pumpkin growing competition for charity
PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 October 2015
Staff at the Snaresbrook school held a ‘battle of the Forest pumpkins’ to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
Earlier in the year, teachers were invited to buy pumpkins to grow, which would be judged in a competition.
On Friday, just over a week before Halloween, the entered root vegetables went before the panel during a charity coffee morning at Forest School, in College Place, Snaresbrook.
The pumpkins were judged on weight, girth, oddest shape, best dressed, and the one which most looks like a staff member.
Judges Sharon Woolston and Lyn Baber gave the largest by weight to development officer Deborah Carbonaro and largest by girth to teacher Flo Grace.
Ms Woolston said: “There has been a real buzz around the first ever battle of the Forest pumpkins.
“Staff from the teaching and non-teaching body have been growing their pumpkins over summer and today’s (Friday) finale has been a great event for all Forest staff.
“It was very hard to judge the pumpkins and I would like to thank everyone for taking part.
“We are looking forward to the next battle of the pumpkins in 2016.”
Earlier this year a 509kg pumpkin broke the British size record for the vegetable.
It weighed the equivalent of five baby elephants.
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