Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Green-fingered youngsters at Staffin Primary School have won a prestigious award.

The school received the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Award following judging at Gardening Scotland 2019.

The Pocket Garden Competition, which is now in its fourth year, encourages children’s awareness, skills and understanding of food and the environment in a fun, hands on and informal matter. The process of translating their designs into reality provides rich learning and teaching experiences, and the opportunity for the whole school community to get involved.

The overall winners were:

The One Planet Picnic Award - Bun-Sgoil Stafainn, Staffin

Best Garden for Wildlife - Noblehill Primary School, Dumfries

Best Garden Water Theme - The Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh

My favourite pocket garden, as voted by the public - Noblehill Primary School and Families Growing Together, Rosyth.

The competition is run in partnership between us and the Garden for Life Forum. The final creations are judged by members of the Forum, the public, and invited experts - helping to recognise the pupils’ work in transforming their designs from the page into planted reality.

Anthony McCluskey, Chair of the Garden for Life Forum, and one of the judges said: “These gardens show how we can all make more space for wildlife in our gardens. It’s now more important than ever that we use all the space available to us to help wildlife, and the gardens designed and built by these children should be an inspiration to all gardeners."

Image from Sgoil Stafainn Facebook page.




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