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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Schoolchildren invited to enter garden competition

Ms Egan’s Junior infant class at St Fergal’s with their garden which took first place last year
Ms Egan’s Junior infant class at St Fergal’s with their garden which took first place last year

Green-fingered schoolchildren are being invited to enter their school in the Bray School Gardens Competition 2017-2018.

Organised by Edible Bray and Bray Grow It Yourself, with support from Local Agenda 21 funding through Wicklow County Council, the competition aims to support Bray schools in bringing nature, plants and colour into their schools, to promote gardening and wildlife, to give students a chance to interact with their environment in a positive way and to increase the awareness of children about where their food comes from.

The competition is open to all schools in Bray - both primary and second level - and for new and established gardens. It is also works well with Green Flag scheme, through which schools are encouraged to develop gardens to pro-actively teach environmental education.

Five schools entered the previous competition, which was judged last June.

Judging will be in late May and the prizes will be €400 for first prize, €200 for second place and €80 each for highly commended gardens, in terms of them being environmentally friendly and edible gardens. For further information and details on how to enter the competition, contact richardwebb08@gmail.com.

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