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Bloomin’ Schools

School children with the Mayor of Farnham in front of a hanging basket.

Competitions and activities for children to get involved in Farnham in Bloom.


School children make a major contribution towards the success of Farnham in Bloom.

This year we have a range of competitions and community events for local schools to get involved in.

School Hanging Basket Competition

We would like to offer the materials to create their own hanging baskets in school. The flowers and equipment will be delivered safely to schools with instructions on how to make up the baskets. These baskets can then be nurtured by the staff and students. If you need any help with running a session in your school with one of our volunteers, then please do let us know and we can see if this is possible. We will look to deliver the plants W/C 17th May 2021.

How to enter?

Please fill in the registration form which has been emailed. The baskets should be looking lovely in June. We will be in touch to arrange a time to collect the basket (early June) and this will be displayed in Central car park. The Mayor will judge your hanging basket with the winners being announced in the Autumn.

Bloomin’ Kids Butterfly Art Competition

We ran this competition in the Easter holiday but we wanted to extend it to all school children. The theme is the Butterfly.

The children can make paintings, drawings, collage pictures, mobiles etc.

  • There are two age categories 4-7 year old and 8-11 year old.
  • Send a photo/scanned copy of the finished artwork to bloom@farnham.gov.uk with the children’s name, age and Year group/Class.
  • There will be prizes given for the best butterfly artwork and some of them will be displayed around the Town at a later date. Please keep the artwork safe in case we need the original.
  • The closing date for entries is Friday 28 May 2021.
How to enter?

Please fill in the registration form which has been emailed. Please email a photo/scanned copy of the artwork to bloom@farnham.gov.uk by Friday 28 May 2021.

Secret Garden Competition – Best School Garden

We run an annual competition for gardeners throughout Farnham covering various categories. Schools can enter their garden into the ‘Best School Garden’ category. Entries will be judged in June (date TBC).

How to enter?

Please fill in the registration form which has been emailed. We will judge the garden in person if possible or Schools can send in photos and descriptions of how the children have been involved.

Picnic in the Park

To celebrate the summer and to get the whole community involved, we plan to create a huge display of flowers in the shape of a sun in Gostrey Meadow. This will be displayed at the Picnic in the Park event on Sunday 27 June. This arrangement will be made up of lots of yellow and orange flowers in one litre pots and each school can provide as many as they wish. We can provide you with some poppy seeds if you wish.

Tallest Sunflower

If you would like to enter this competition, please let us know and we can send you some seeds. This will be judged in the Autumn.

Biggest Pumpkin

If you would like to enter this competition, please let us know and we can send you some seeds. This will be judged in the Autumn.

 

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