Argyll school submits winning garden design

Easdale Primary School pupils picked as winners of Keep Scotland Beautiful competition.
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that pupils from Easdale Primary School have been selected as winners of the nationwide competition to Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden – which will see them now bring their creations to life for display at the Gardening Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh this June.

Schools from across Scotland were invited to enter the competition, which saw pupils encouraged to develop designs for a garden that reflects the 2018 theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, utilising plants that can be eaten and attract biodiversity, and reusing materials which would otherwise be thrown away.

With entries from across 24 of Scotland 32 local authority areas in the third year of the competition, Easdale Primary School has been selected to plant and grow their winning design, which will ultimately form part of the Garden for Life area at the 2018 Gardening Scotland exhibition.

As part of the Eco-Schools programme, the competition aims to encourage children’s awareness, skills and understanding of food and the environment, in a fun, hands on and informal manner. The winning schools were selected by representatives from Keep Scotland Beautiful,, the Garden for Life Forum, Gardening Scotland and SCVO which leads Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals Network.

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