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Launch of the Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2018

The competition rewards the creativity and achievements of schools' gardening achievements, and is open to UK schools with students aged 6-11

Posted by Julian Owen | December 22, 2017 | Events

Schools wishing to participate in the Stewart Garden Schools Programme competition are being invited to use a kit, provided by the organisers, in a creative gardening project of their choice, and submit the results to judges. The winning school will win £1,000 in vouchers to spend at their local gardening centre to support them in future projects. The three runner-up schools will win vouchers for £100 each. 

Andy Burns, managing director at Stewart Garden, said: "We are delighted to announce the opening of the competition, which we hope encourages young people to develop an interest in growing vegetables and gardening. The programme is now in its sixth year and is growing year on year. We were so impressed with the project created by last year's winners and look forward to seeing what the schools get up to in 2018."

Stewart Garden recently announced the winners of the 2017 Stewart Garden Schools Programme: Victoria Road Primary School, of Northwich in Cheshire. With the use of their kit, they created bright planters from old wellies and bottle gardens on fences. Cutcombe Church of England First School, in Somerset, were victorious in 2016 with a project which judges loved because of its overlap with their curriculum - it incorporated elements of science experiments and showed a real enthusiasm for gardening on the part of the young people. 

Schools who apply to take part will receive a kit to get them started. Last year this included flower pots, a scoop, watering cans, seed trays, an unheated propagator and an information booklet. This kit will be sent to the person identified as the point of contact at each school.

To enter, schools should email 
pr@redheadpr.co.uk. The closing date for entries is the end of December.

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