Our eco-committee decided to go all out this year and create miniature gardens from all around the world to enter in the annual Blaenau Gwent in Bloom competition.
The 6 large planters in the main school yard were beginning to rot so we asked our local environmental officer to help renew them. Once renewed we set about researching plants and flowers from four continents; Africa, Australia, Asia and the Mediterranean. Our last two planters were converted into Welsh cottage gardens.
In Africa we planted cape daisies, agapanthus and african marigolds.
In Australia we planted cana lilies, phormium and bottle brush plants.
In the ‘MED BED’ we planted lavenders, an olive tree and cordylines.
In Asia we planted curry plants, acers and oriental poppies.
WELSH COTTAGE GARDEN:-
In our Welsh cottage gardens we planted cosmos, sweet peas, primulas, lobelias and nasturtiums.
The Blaenau Gwent in Bloom judges were really impressed! We had a 1st place in the Primary School category, a 1st Place in the Special Needs category, 2nd place in the allotment category, 2nd place for special features and 2nd place in the wildlife and organic category.
The staff at Bryngwyn Primary School are so proud of the children’s hard work, commitment and enthusiasm. Well done Bryngwyn!!