IT WAS child’s play for Yorkshire in Bloom judges as they visited Haworth this month.

The judges dropped into Haworth Primary School to talk with members of the school’s long-running gardening club.

They also chatted the club leader, professional gardener Steve Thorpe, who started the club about 17 years ago when his son was a pupil.

Mr Thorpe said: “The judges seemed really impressed with what we do at the school and how we are involved in the community.

“They were impressed with the club members’ knowledge. It’s hard to say how they judged us but it seemed to really well. The vegetables are growing now so everything was looking good.”

Haworth Primary School won a Yorkshire Rose Award in last year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition, and the school’s gardening club scooped gold in the Harrogate Flower Show young people’s award.

Gold awards were given to Mount Pleasant Kennels in Keighley as well as the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley.