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Annual Garden Party

Our annual Garden Party went ahead yesterday, in spite of torrential rain

Every summer, the Academy holds a Garden Party to showcase, celebrate and thank our student gardeners.  The students involved in the garden project, a team called ‘That Eco Thing’ have produced a Royal Horticultural Society level 3 garden.

This year’s guests included a local mayor, visitors from the local church, Year 4 gardeners from Westwood school who are helped in their garden by our Year 9 gardeners, as well as March In Bloom supporters, who were delighted to meet the young gardeners.

Food served at the event included our home grown new potatoes, strawberries, jam as well as other treats prepared by Julie Watts, the Academy chef.

Students and guests played bingo, and sang songs, accompanied on the guitar by Year 9 student Katie May Currie.  Despite the poor weather, guests were able to have a tour of the garden, and pick some of the produce.  There was a plant sale, to raise funds for future garden projects.

On Thursday 7 July, judging will take place for March In Bloom, and both school gardens will be entered for various categories.  Last year the Academy garden won a highly regarded nomination in the ‘Grow your own’ category.

The garden project is run by teacher Jan Holdich, with support from her colleague Angela Mayes.