Schools make gardening final

Schools make gardening final

Schools make gardening final

First published in Local Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE final of a national schools gardening competition will feature two schools from Stourport.

Stourport Primary School and Wilden All Saints CE Primary School have both made it into the final 10 schools of the Stewart Garden Schools Campaign 2014.

The aim of the competition, which was first launched in 2012, is to encourage pupils to get involved in growing their own fruit and vegetables.

This year’s campaign challenged students to show creativity and inspiration with a Stewart Garden kit which provided pupils with £400 worth of gardening equipment including easy-grow vegetable seeds, watering cans, trays, compost and a propagator.

More than 100 schools across the county participated in this year’s competition with entries including DVDs of children using the kits as well as photographs, drawings, videos, scrapbooks and slideshows.

Pippa Greenwood, BBC Gardeners’ Question Time panellist and judge for the campaign, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed looking through all the entries for the Stewart Garden Schools Campaign 2014.

“It’s great to see children growing plants, especially fruit and vegetables, and learning so much.

“I congratulate everyone who got involved.”

The 10 finalists have received a visit from the judges and once their feedback is collated and analysed, the winner will be announced in September.

The winning school will receive £1,100 to be spent at their local garden centre, with the nine runners up each receiving £500.

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