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UPDATED: Cultivation street

4 October 2021

Cultivation street is a national competition to get people outdoors and gardening.

We applied to the competition to grow your best.

We were given bags of miracle grow compost and had to do something special with them.

The children built planters from duplo and then planted them.

We were shortlisted by the judges and it also went to the peoples vote.

A great achievement.

Well done children.


We won the competition and were featured in the Daily Express (see photos). We have won a £1000 and will use this to plant an orchard!

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Draw a Daffodil Competition

5 October 2021

We are one of the winners in a Competition run by Stewarts garden centre to draw a daffodil. We entered 3 daffodils and have won a collection of bulbs. The winning picture is below:

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We Hatched Butterflies

4 October 2021

A great experience for the children to see the life cycle of a caterpillar first hand, so much better than reading about it in a book.

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