Creative skills rewarded
Nine-year-old Arron Killen from Thorney Island Primary School was among the winners in the Woodhorn Group green waste poster competition.
Launched in February, the competition received over 100 entries from school children aged between four and 11 in West Sussex. To enter, pupils had to create a poster showing how peat-free compost helps the garden in order to raise awareness of the importance of recycling green waste.
The winners were picked across three different age groups and will each receive a mini gardening set as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of The Woodhorn Group’s organic dairy farm for their class.
On top of this, each winning students’ school will receive all the support and materials needed to create a raised bed or vegetable patch for students to enjoy.
On the judging panel alongside John Pitts were Jim Buckland, Gardens Manager at West Dean Gardens, Kate Goddard and Stuart McGinley from Spirit FM and Gloria Robinson of Tawny Nurseries in Birdham.
John Pitts, managing director of The Woodhorn Group, commented: We’ve really enjoyed seeing all the imaginative entries and hope that our competition has helped raise awareness of green waste recycling. We are now looking forward to showing the schools round our organic dairy farm and seeing the garden bed projects come to life.”
Visit www.woodhorngroup.co.uk or www.earthcycle.co.uk to see the winning poster entries.