Last week I visited Beaumont Girls National School to see their wonderful garden. The teachers parents and grandparents have come together with the pupils to develope a beautiful colourful garden full of vegetables herbs and flowers. It has lots of upcycling colour and art and biodiversity elements and is a credit to all involved. Well done to all involved. We are regularly getting requests from Cork City Schools to enter our competition
Unfortunately we in Cork County Muintir na Tire cannot accept entries from City based schools into the Cork Schools Garden Competition as we do not currently do not have the capacity or the resources necessary to expand the competition to the city. This is a great pity because there are many fine school gardens in the city which could benefit from such a competition, where the sharing of ideas is an important element.
The aim of the Cork 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.
We would gladly provide support any organisation/s who would like to replicate the competition in the City Area.
See below some of the pictures from Beaumont Girls National School