TRANSFORM YOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH BLUE PETER GARDENER CHRIS COLLINS AND THE FLOWER COUNCIL OF HOLLANDPosted by southoftherivermum on April 18th, 2012. Filed under: Give-away, In the garden, Kids London, school, Uncategorized.
BBC Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins and the Flower Council of Holland (FCH) are launching a nationwide schools competition today to give one UK primary school the chance to win a
floral transformation of a dull outside area of their school with flowering bulbs.
This competition caught my eye as I used to work for the International Flower Bulb Centre in my 20s and it was such great fun. Such fun and kind clients and I had a small flowerbed at the time and loved learning about the different bulbs. Now I have children we plant bulbs each autumn and even Little T knows his Muscari from his Snakeshead Fritillary!
Back to the competition, the Flower Council is inviting PrimarySchools in the UK to get their creative kids to design just how they would perk up their playgrounds and update their asphalt. Guided by FCH, entries will be judged by Chris Collins and the winning school will have their own design brought to life with the help of Chris who will spend a hands-on day with the school transforming their chosen area.
Schools will be sent a briefing pack which contains a ‘1-2-3 Transform Your School’ poster template and instructions on how to transform it using a variety of flowering bulbs, pots, window boxes and hanging baskets. They will also be sent information about the different bulb flowers available and the variety of colours.
The competition is open from Tuesday 17 – Friday 27 April* and the winning school will be selected by Chris Collins and announced on Wednesday 2 May. Runners up prizes will also be awarded:
prize: Chris Collins to visit winning school and create a floral make-over to an outside school area
prize: 10 plant pots filled with flowering bulbs
prize: 5 plants pots filled with flowering bulbs
Entries to be submitted by email to: email@example.com or by post to: Transform Your School Competition, c/o Peretti Communications, Ltd, 247-249 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 9GA
For more information on the Flower Council of Holland visit www.flowercouncil.org