Judging for the 2017 Beginning to Blossom competition began on Monday (August 28) at Newburgh Mathers School.
The judges from the Formartine Partnership will visit nine schools this week.
Caroline Rennie from the Formartine Partnership said: “We look forward to the presentations from the children and learning about the projects they have undertaken over the past year, the plans they have for this new school year and seeing the floral and vegetable displays available at the moment.”
After visiting pupils at Newburgh Mathers, Caroline added: “The level of interest shown by the children was a delight to witness, and the judges were very impressed and encouraged to see such a high level of enthusiasm from not only the children but the teaching staff.
“It appears that a greater understanding and appreciation of our environment is being instilled in the next generation, which can only be a good thing for all concerned.”