Getting your hands dirty sometimes does pay off.
3 East Cork schools have won prizes in the 2014 Pride in our Community School Garden Awards.
The competition run by Cork County Federation Muintir Na Tire and Cork County Council aims to support pupils and teachers in County Cork, to bring nature, wildlife, plants and colours into their school grounds, to promote horticulture and biodiversity to give students a chance to interact with the environment and nature in a positive way. Studies have shown that school gardens promote positive environmental attitudes and provide an excellent opportunity to develop more positive attitudes towards science at an early age. Deputy Mayor 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 years competition would be even bigger and better.
2014 Pride In Our School Garden Award Winners:
Best in Category:
St. Colemans National School Cloyne
– vegetable garden
Scoil Chlochair Mhuire Carrigtwohill
– Eco friendly garden
Kilcredan National School
– mixed garden
Walterstown National School Cobh