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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.

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, we have had to change the way we run our competitions. Unfortunately, we can’t invite schools to make up their hanging baskets in the Greenhouse as previous years but we can supply and deliver the materials and plants (including instructions) to schools if required. This will allow you to safely enter the competition which will be judged virtually by submitting photos.

We also would love for you to extend these competitions to students who are at home, as well as those who are still coming into school. Return the  Registration form no later than Thursday 14 May 2020.

Our competitions

School Hanging Basket Competition

For school that are still open and have students, we would like to offer the materials to create their own hanging baskets. The materials 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.

How to enter?

We will be emailing a registration form to the schools. The baskets should be looking lovely in June. Please send a photograph and a description of how students and staff looked after the basket to bloom@farnham.gov.uk by the Tuesday 30 June 2020.  The Mayor will judge your hanging basket with the winners being announced in the autumn.

Deadline Tuesday 30 June 2020

Thank you NHS poster Competition

Show your thanks to our NHS service by making a poster for our front line workers. Your poster can be any size or shape, just have fun making it!

How to enter?

We will be emailing a registration form to the schools. Please email a photo of your poster to bloom@farnham.gov.uk by Friday 29 May 2020.

Deadline Friday 29 May 2020

Secret Garden Competition – Best School Garden

For many schools, the garden plays a very important part in school life. Some use it as an outdoor space for quiet play while others use it as a resource to learn about plants and to observe wildlife. We hope to see some of these gardens entered into this year’s Secret Gardens competition.

How to enter?

We will be emailing a registration form to the schools. Please send a photograph and a description of how students and staff looked after the garden to bloom@farnham.gov.uk by Friday 10 July 2020.

Deadline Friday 10 July 2020.

The Schools’ competitions are kindly sponsored by

Schools’ competitions Results 2019

Scarecrows

1st – Abbey School

2nd– Badshot Lea Infant School

3rd– South Farnham Infant School

Very highly Commended – Westchester Nursery

Very highly Commended – St Andrew’s Infant School

Highly commended– Potters Gate Primary School

Flower in a Boot

1st– South Farnham Junior School

2nd–Folly Hill Infant School

3rd– Badshot Lea Infant School

Very highly Commended – South Farnham Infant School

Highly commended– Potters Gate Primary School

Commended – Tootsies Nursery

Commended – Westchester Nursery

Secret Gardens – Best School Garden

1st– Badshot Lea Infant School

2nd– St Mary’s Infant School

3rd– Abbey School

Highly commended– Tootsies Nursery

Commended – St Andrew’s Infant School

Best Anti-Litter Poster 

1st– South Farnham InfantSchool

2nd– Abbey School

3rd– Folly Hill Infant School

Very highly Commended – Badshot Lea Infant School

Gardening workshops

In April and October we hold a number of free gardening workshops aimed at children.

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