The Cork Schools Garden Competition aims to increase the awareness of children about where their food comes from. The aim of the ‘Pride in Our Community Schools Competition’ is to support pupils, teachers in County Cork to bring nature, wildlife, plants and colour into their school garden/grounds, to promote horticulture and biodiversity and to give students a chance to interact with the environment and nature in a positive way.
Studies have shown that school gardens promote positive environmental attitudes and provide an excellent opportunity to develop more positive attitudes towards science at an early age.
The 2015 /16 competition is open to all primary schools in County Cork who have a school garden or are in the process of developing one. The school decides on the participants for the competition, which will consist of pupils and adults. The pupils can be members of one class or representatives from a few classes. The adults may be teachers, school gardener or parents).
This is a great opportunity for primary school students to learn and apply gardening skills in a fun, competitive environment. Schools across County Cork will have the opportunity to participate.
To enter you must complete an entry form either online here or by sending the completed form to:
8 Sidney Place,
Closing Date for entries Good Friday 25th March 2016.