Borders pupils dig deep

Published: 30 May 2014 09:300 comments

HOWDENBURN Primary School in Jedburgh are on their way to Ingliston for the Gardening Scotland National Pallet Challenge after winning the Woodside Walled Garden and the RSPB Borders Local Group Pallet Garden Competition.

Four P7 pupils have been working hard with their Janitor, David Barr, to create a pallet-sized garden which they have called ‘A mini Woodside’ and this week, they will be moving the garden up to Gardening Scotland where they will reassemble it ready for judging and the show opening on Friday, May 30.

Howdenburn Head Teacher Mrs Norman said: “The children are very excited about their win and their trip to Edinburgh. They were given the challenge of creating a mini garden which would give nature a home. They have used a variety of plants to create a pond area and a ‘dead hedge’ to sustain birds, butterflies and other insects and they have tried to represent Woodside Walled Garden in terms of the different areas of the garden.” She went on: “Taking part in this competition has promoted their learning about plants and wildlife”.

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