September 2020

6th September 2020

Great Gardening News - potting area funding and a gardening win!
We were delighted to once again win the Rustington Parish Council Gardens Competition, an annual event which we have taken part since 2007. 
Covid restrictions meant the Judges couldn't visit the school this year to meet the children and see all of our gardening projects, so entries were submitted using a series of photographs.
The Georgian Gardens entry focused on our Year 3 Eco-Garden; the SEN Sensory Garden; the Woodland Walk; the high Hollyhocks at the front of the school and our secret Quad Garden, hidden in the middle of the school. 
Nurturing green-fingered experiences at Georgian Gardens also brings awareness about topics such as waste recycling; plastic pollution; life-cycles of living things and other conservation matters. Pupils are encouraged to know that we can all do something to help reduce the size of these problems by being eco-friendly. Our 'healthy eating' fruit-trees and vegetables, 'planting for pollinators' and re-use of plastic containers (keeping them out of landfill sites, or worse, the sea), demonstrates the ethos being practiced around the school grounds. 
We are delighted to bring the Mike Harwood Cup back to Georgian Gardens and will be spending our £50.00 prizemoney  on new gardening tools, seeds and bulbs.      As well as thanking Rustington Parish Council for running this event which we so enjoy getting involved with thanks should go to the staff and pupils who put in the hard work at School to make our grounds so beautiful and productive!
Thanks to a donation from the Nineveh Trust we have installed a new potting area within our Quad garden which incorporates lots of potting benches and storage and additional outdoor handwashing facilities.    The area has been built to link with the new library and outdoor seating area - what fantastic new facilities to welcome our pupils back to school!