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Cork School Gardens

AIMS
  • 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.
  • The 2016 / 17 competition is open to all primary schools in Cork County Council administrative area who have a school garden or are in the process of developing one. 
  • The school decides on the participants for the competition, this will consist of pupils and adults. The pupils can be members of one class or representatives from a few classes. The adults may be teachers, school gardener or parents). 
  • The entry must be approved by the school principal. 

Who can Enter

  •  The competition is open to all primary schools in  Cork County Council administrative area who have a school garden or are in the process of developing one. 
  • The school decides on the participants for the competition, this will consist of pupils and adults. The pupils can be members of one class or representatives from a few classes. The adults may be teachers, school gardener or parents).  
  • The judges will include a horticulturist, an Environmental Awareness Officer, Heritage Officer and a member of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre.

PowerPoint Presentation

  • All schools must complete an entry form before Good Friday April 14th 2017 and submit a PowerPoint Presentation before 
  • the end of  5pm Friday 26th May 2017  in which they tell us what have done in their garden. 

  • Submit Your Powerpoint Here

  • The PowerPoint presentation should describe your garden and what you do in it 

  • Please note PowerPoints must be limited to TEN slides and should include lots of photographs. Please do not include animations or music.

  • Closing Date for submission of PowerPoint presentation is 5pm Friday May 26th 2017

Judging

  • All schools who confirm entry to the competition will be visited by members of the Judging Panel in Late May or Early June 2017.

  • The Judges will include a Horticulturist, experts in Environmental Awareness and Biodiversity and members of Muintir na Tire.

  • The Judges decision is Final.

Awards

All Schools who enter  will be invited

To the Awards Ceremony at Cork County Hall in June 2017 


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Denis Kelly,
Jan 20, 2017, 2:30 AM