Celebrity drops in to Stevenage school to present award

A pop star turned gardener used her green fingers to present a gardening award in Comet country on Tuesday.

Kim Wilde visited The Leys School in Ripon Road, Stevenage, to pick a winner for Pride in St Nicholas, a gardening competition open to anyone living in the neighbourhood.

The former singer, who’s 1981 debut hit Kids In America reached number two in the UK charts, awarded a trophy to winner Jenny Creek as well as a £50 garden voucher.

Runner-up Alan Constable received a £25 voucher.

Kim was joined by students from The Leys and Borough councillor Phillip Bibby during the presentation.