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Antrim schools scoop awards at Garden Show

Pupils from Maine Integrated Primary School with winning Scarecrow: Daniel McCavana, Jack McCavana, and Anna McCavana

Pupils from Maine Integrated Primary School with winning Scarecrow: Daniel McCavana, Jack McCavana, and Anna McCavana

Five schools from Antrim have been named as winners for Scarecrow Wood and the Edible Containers Competition for the 2014 Garden Show Ireland.

Thirty Schools from all over Northern Ireland rose to the challenge this year and the winners were presented with their awards

Five Schools from Antrim were in the winning line up including Maine Integrated Primary School, Round Tower Integrated Primary School, Rathenraw Integrated Primary School, Ballycraigy Primary School and Steeple Nursery School.

Coordinated by the Integrated Education Fund, Primary school children from Integrated Schools throughout Northern Ireland were invited to create colourful scarecrows that are gathered together to form Allianz Scarecrow Wood.

The 2014 Allianz Scarecrow Wood inhabitants include Sporting Heroes such as Dame Mary Peters and Brian O’Driscoll as well as Eco-Friendly, Scary and Traditional Scarecrows! 13 schools created 19 different Scarecrows and the standard was very high indeed.

New for 2014, Primary Schools were invited to design ‘An Edible Garden in a Container’ with the winning schools receiving a Bizzy Bees Gardening Kit and trees kindly provided by CAFRE Greenmount College. 7 Schools from across Northern Ireland created 17 different and creative edible containers.

The 2014 Garden Show Ireland will run from May 9-11 at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking nearby.

Adults are £10 (concession £8) and the event is FREE for children under 16. There is a reduced rate for online booking and for more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

 

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