Sunflower champions

Nrnh 201011 Denby Free Primary School is the winner of DEB's tallest sunflower competition
Nrnh 201011 Denby Free Primary School is the winner of DEB's tallest sunflower competition

DENBY Free School pupils prove they have the growing know-how by scooping top prize for their monster flowers.

As part of its 70th year celebrations, Denby based company Deb launched a competition among nearby schools to grow the tallest sunflower as the firm has recently released a range of products made using sunflower plant extracts.

And after topping the height charts, Denby’s green-fingered pupils were awarded a cheque for £250 for the school and a set of plant pots filled with sunflower seeds ready to grow next year. Managing director of Deb Jeff Bell said: “The competition was designed to engage with our local community; Deb employees of the future maybe!”