Bedell Group’s Little Green Fingers Schools’ project offers help to 22 infant and primary schools

May 5th, 2011 by Bedell Group

Nairn Guilbert, a pupil at Beechwood school and Kate Ovenden from the Bedell Group, planted a family apple tree (with three varieties of apple on one tree) on 5 May 2011. This was the culmination of the garden designed by Nairn Guilbert in year 3, which won the 2010 Design a Garden Competition.

An area of Beechwood’s school playing field was transformed into a wonderful garden with all the elements in Nairn’s design including a friendship bench, a willow tunnel and dome, a reading corner and a sun-clock.

Beechwood’s Angela Pollard expressed delight with the garden which was well used last summer and throughout the winter.

The Design a Garden Competition was one of the many events organised by Floral Guernsey Schools‘ Co-ordinator, Ann Wragg, in conjunction with the Bedell Group Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project.

All 22 Infant and Primary Schools in Guernsey and Herm are registered with the Project which encourages children to take an active interest in gardening as well as appreciating the environment.

As well as providing funds to purchase tools, plants or ancillaries to build a garden, events are arranged throughout the year to improve the children’s skills and knowledge.

Propagators and potato barrels have been given to each school and workshops are held on bulb and herb planting.

Walks in the Woods to appreciate life in the forest, composting talks and many other topics are covered.

Bedell Group’s Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project is now in its fourth year.  It has been a delight to see how much progress has been made and the enthusiasm and commitment of the children.


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