Saffron Walden school receives Royal Horticultural Society’s top award

12:32 12 March 2014

Year 5 and 6 pupils Emma Ball, Rebekah Scammell, Tom Doggett and Christopher Harvey get to work on the garden.

Year 5 and 6 pupils Emma Ball, Rebekah Scammell, Tom Doggett and Christopher Harvey get to work on the garden.

Archant

Green-fingered pupils in Saffron Walden have helped their school pick up the Royal Horticultural Society’s top award.

Children from gardening club with Liz Bicknell, Mark Ropner and gardening club helpers.Children from gardening club with Liz Bicknell, Mark Ropner and gardening club helpers.

Dame Bradbury’s has been awarded RHS Level 5 in recognition of what the children, teachers and helpers have achieved in gardening lessons and gardening club at the school.

Liz Bicknell, gardening and Forest School subject leader, led a special assembly attended by Mark Ropner, head gardener from Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden, who presented the awards to the children and congratulated them on this huge achievement.

As part of the award, the school received garden centre vouchers which have been spent on new ‘child-sized’ gardening tools for use in the school’s Teaching Garden.

To celebrate the award, two children from each form in the Prep School have planted potatoes on behalf of their form. The ‘rocket’ variety of potatoes are particularly fast-growing and will be harvested after Easter and cooked for lunch so that all the children can enjoy them.

0 comments

27 minutes ago

Motorists have faced long delays this morning following a crash on the M11.

40 minutes ago
Acting headteacher of Forest Hall School Stephen Hehir

Disappointed pupils may get the education they wish for, after Stansted’s secondary school opened its doors to students at its sister academy in south-west Essex.

Yesterday, 17:46
Two cars were destroyed following the blaze in a communal car park in Shrublands, Saffron Walden.

Neighbours have reacted today to being woken by a stolen car going up in flames outside their homes.

Yesterday, 11:36
Firefighters were called to a communal car park in Shrublands, Saffron Walden, where they discovered two cars ablaze. One was believed to have been stolen from Dunmow three days ago.

Firefighters attended a blaze in the early hours of this morning, after a car reported to be stolen was set alight at a car park in Saffron Walden.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Most read stories

Most commented stories