Competition winners 2018

Well done to everyone who entered this years growing competition and I hope you all had great fun taking part.


National winners - Town Junior School, Birmingham

Massive congratulations to Town Junior School a great achievement, confirmed winners nationally with a fantastic 4572g of Rocket.

Pictured here receiving their prize - £300 of National Gardening vouchers. Well done everyone.

 
Wales - Milford Haven Junior School
Congratulations to newly named Milford Haven Community Primary School who grew a fabulous 2400g Gemson.
Pictured here with Megan Tye from Puffin Produce who presented their prize.



North East (North) - Swalwell Primary School

Congratulations to Mrs Leavers class who grew a fantastic 1320g of Shepody, pictured here receiving their prize. Well done to everyone involved.





North East (South) - Gildersome Primary School, Leeds
2473g Casablanca

A lovely morning spent at Gildersome Primary, presenting their prize, we also managed a tour of their very impressive allotment plot.
Pictures here with Dean Bryant from E Parks who supplied the Casablanca seed for the NE (S) region




North West - Fiddlers Lane Primary School, Manchester
3251g Athlete

Pictured: pupils and staff from Fiddlers Lane receiving their prize from Alex Moore of Agrico who supplied the Athlete variety.



Central (North) - St Marks Primary School
1860g Luciole

Pictured here with the pupils and Mick Round the caretaker who gardens with the children is, Jackie Baker from Branston Produce who supplied the seed potatoes for the Central North Region.

A massive thank you to Jackie who travelled all the way across the country and held a special potato assembly for the children including this fantastic potato song





Central (South) - Leamington Hastings CofE Primary School
1090g Belmonda

Pictured here are children from the Leamington Hastings school gardening club with Mrs Abbott and their winners certificate







South East - St Helens CofE Primary School, St Albans
Had a lovely time at this school presenting their prize for growing a fabulous 3774g Jester. When asked what they thought their prize was, we had some great guesses: Money, chocolate, The Queen, Apple crumble and Gold bars to name but a few, hope they enjoy spending their gardening vouchers.




South West -Loddon Primary School in Reading
2400g of Jester

During my visit to Loddon Primary school, I was lucky enough to present their prize to pupils in the gardening club during their morning assembly. Not only are they fantastic gardeners they also have great singing voices. Well done everyone 



Scotland (East) - TBC 


Scotland (West) - TBC


New for 2018 - GYOP bag labelling competition  

Changes to this year's GYOP meant we were unable to include labels for your grow bags, in this year kit, making it difficult to identify the variety growing.

In order to help with this we suggested some ways in which you could label your bags and also introduced a new competition for the most innovative way.

We received lots of fantastic entries and had a very difficult job selecting our winners.

This years winners were Llandysilio Primary School in Wales with their ingenious QR bag labels.

Use your QR reader to listen to their varieties.

                
Rocket variety                    Regional variety

GYOP on display

Congratulations to Llandysilio School who not only won £50 of gardening vouchers for their school, but were also invited along by Peter Seabrook, Gardening Editor of The Sun newspaper to this years Chelsea Flower Show.

Peter is a great champion of the GYOP project and featured the schools winning label as part of his award winning display.

Ruby Conde went along to represent Llandysilio School and had a fantastic day.

Winning label

"As I have children aged 4-7 in my class, we decided to make labels that would be accessible to everyone. We made a voice recording of the children saying which variety of potatoes were in the bags. We then turned them into QR codes"
Carol Hughes, Llandysilio School, Wales

The school also made this special video QR code to play at the Chelsea Flower Show.
 



 


Ruby Conde from Llandysilio School
Pictured here with their winning label and Peter Seabrook on The Sun newspaper stand at the Chelsea Flower Show

Peter Seabrook from The Sun newspaper
Scanning the winning label and watching the children's short video about GYOP

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