Primary school pupils who have grown plants to brighten up their town have been given a boost.

The pupils at Ysgol Frongoch in Denbigh received a visit from the High Sheriff of Clwyd Charlotte Howards whose charity Crimebeat donated money to help them brighten up the town. The work of the pupils had been previously ruined by vandals who broke planters and hurled plants and flowers across the town’s high street.

Crimebeat co-ordinator Dave Evans said: ”Crimebeat is the charity of the High Sheriff of Clwyd which aims to support young people with grants of up to £500.00 to help them get involved in their community.

“We were delighted to be able to support young people from Denbigh who want to make a positive contribution to their local community through their work with Denbigh in Bloom.It’s great that all their hard work will be on view throughout the summer months and that residents and visitors alike will be able to appreciate their work.”

Lyndsey Tasker from Denbigh in Bloom said: “The children were fascinated by the High Sheriff’s dress, asking ‘Who’s that? Who’s that?’

“The High Sheriff was extremely impressed by the children’s enthusiasm, and the fact that each one of them specifically chose gardening club out of all the other clubs Ysgol Frongoch offers it’s pupils.

“It was evident that the children relished being out of the classroom and in the fresh air, learning and developing new skills.

“They are even planning a mini class trip so they can have their pictures taken with them as a group.”

Volunteers will be meeting at Denbigh Town Hall at 11am on Thursday to start this summers “plant up”.

Anyone who would like any further information about becoming involved with Denbigh in Bloom can contact the chair Lyndsey Tasker on 01745 814235