Published: November 20, 2011
Contest's judges praise green-fingered Burnham-On-Sea school

A school in Burnham-On-Sea has secured praise from the judges of a county-wide gardening challenge and could be in line to win valuable prizes.

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 Waste Partnership.

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 "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 St Andrew's


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