judges praise green-fingered Burnham-On-Sea school
school in Burnham-On-Sea has secured praise from the judges of
a county-wide gardening challenge and could be in line to win
The 'Dig It, Grow It, Cook It, Eat It' challenge encourages primary
and secondary pupils to plant, harvest and eat their own food
while recording all the details in a scrapbook that could win
them a share of more than £500 worth of prizes.
Super scrapbooks have taken Burnham's St Andrew's School to the
final stage in the challenge.
It is among 38 Somerset schools that entered across the county.
The 'Dig It, Grow It, Cook It, Eat It' challenge is organised
by the Somerset environmental education and nature conservation
charity, the Carymoor Environmental Trust. The winners will be
announced on 29th November at an awards ceremony at the trust's
Castle Cary HQ.
The challenge is backed by recycling and waste management company
Viridor, which manages the county's 18 recycling sites for Somerset
The competition judges are Somerset environmental campaigner
Tracey Smith, Carymoor Environmental Trust chief executive Frances
Stuart, and Viridor chief executive Colin Drummond.
Judge Tracey Smith, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is wonderful for kids to see that growing their own is simple, and
to make the connection between their own good health and a healthy
planet. Somerset can be proud of their efforts, and I've been impressed
by each and every entry."
Pictured: Tracey Smith checks over the colourful entry from