Park Primary shortlisted for national ‘design a garden’ award

The pupils' garden celebrates Oban and showcases both the land and sea. 17_T22_ParkPrimary01

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Park Primary School will be one of only 24 schools in Scotland displaying a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden at a national competition in Edinburgh this weekend.

The pupils’ garden celebrates Oban and showcases both the land and sea.

The event will take place from tomorrow (Friday May 31) to Sunday June 2 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

It will be a public vote and the school is urging anyone in the area to pop in and vote for Park.

The school is very eco-minded and recently received its eighth Green Flag.

Irene Bissett, deputy head teacher, said: ‘For our next Green Flag, the pupils have chosen to do food and the environment as one of the topics. We believe it is very important to understand where our food comes from and how it is produced.

‘Our entry to the One Planet Picnic competition celebrates our unique location on the west coast of Scotland.’

Catriona Clarke was the teacher who oversaw the project. She said: ‘Everyone who I have asked for support has gone over and above and been really helpful with their advice.’

The garden, which is titled ‘Food For All’ is pizza-shaped and is layered with sand, soil, plants, and animals.

It features things you can find in the sea, on the ground, and in the air, and from the front it looks like scarecrow on top of McCaig’s Tower.

The judges admired the the design saying: ‘Your layered plan and local research are great and the Picnic For All is a strong message.’