West Cork Schools excel at Pride in Community Schools Garden Awards

Posted on: 7th July, 2014

Category: Home & Garden

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Timoleague NS

There was huge excitement for West Cork schools in the County Hall on June 24, at the Pride in The Community Schools Garden Awards 2014 this year. All the gardens were of a very high standard and the judges found it really hard to decide a winner.

St Joseph’s Girls National School, Clonakilty received the Overall Winners Award at the County Federation Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community School Awards 2014.

Timoleague NS and Scoil Mhuire Schull scooped the Best in Category awards for the Best Small Garden and Best New Entry. Kilcrohane and Scoil Phadraig Naofa Bandon received commended awards while Goggin’s Hill, Muinefliuch Macroom, Coppeen National School Enniskeane, Derryclough, Gaeilscoil Michil Ui Choileain Clonakilty, Knockskeagh, Scoil Bhride Ballydehob, Scoil Naisiunta Mhuire Rosscarbery and Togher NS Dunmanway received Highly Commended awards.

The Competition is just in its second year and judging from the amount of entries received, the enthusiasm and high standard and quality involved from all the schools it was a huge success. The competition involves each school developing/planning a garden in its own way. Both adults and students come together and work together to decide what type of garden they want to create. The competition encourages all students to get involved in working in the garden and the competition also promotes sustainability and biodiversity.

Deputy Major Timmy Collins was highly impressed with the response to the School Garden Awards and encouraged everyone to partake again next year. He congratulated all the schools and said they were all winners. He hoped next year’s competition would be even bigger and better.

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