Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 01.11.17

Gardening Club

RHS "Gardening Team Of The Year"
A massive "Well Done" Stanford Gardening Team we did exceptionally well to have got through this far!

Mrs Finney submitted an application form on why we thought our garden members should be recognised for this prestigious title and we became one of 4 schools in the country to be short listed for this title and receive a video camera to capture our work we do within the grounds and the wider community. Special thanks go to Mark Woodman who managed to capture this and helped produce an amazing video.

The feedback from the RHS was very complementary - they loved everything in the video - loved the independence of the children's work within the grounds and the wider community, it was a really difficult decision for the RHS, but decided to award a secondary school with the overall title.

We have been crowned finalists in this award and have come away with £250 worth of gardening vouchers, engraved hand trowel, gardening gloves and an amazing Gabriel Ash cold frame. So a massive well done to everyone.

The RHS did say we are the only Primary School to have ever reached this far in the competition - so more reason to feel proud!

The Oxford Times came out on Monday to take photographs of the Gardening Members - so keep a look out in the local papers for our write up.

To see the video Click Here...

Wilkinson Sword competition:
On Thursday 13th July representatives from Wilkinson Sword and a special RHS winner, Lucas Hatch, visited our Gardening team.

They delivered £180 worth of gardening tools and Lucas worked with the children to plant a fig tree in front of our fruit cage.

Early last year the children designed a growing area we would like to create within our grounds and the children's art work and the overall design became winners of the Wilkinson Sword competition!

End of Term 2017
A big 'Thank You' has to go out to our dedicated parent helpers who have contributed to our successful club each week, come rain or shine throughout the year, we couldn't have done it without you!

The children who have been committed to the club each week throughout the year. So many successes this year - so well done to each and everyone of you.

Many thanks to parents who contributed food for our picnic - a fun afternoon was had by everyone.

Wisley - 26th May 2017 Budding Gardening Pallet - Gold Award
Some Garden Club members went to Wisley in Guildford to erect our school garden pallet. During the very hot day we managed to create a lovely display of our "Magical Adventures of the Wish a Dream Tree" based on the adventures by Enid Blyton.

A special Thank you to Mr & Mrs Chester who helped create some fabulous signage for our display and a very special fairy display - they both worked well within the display. Kelsi and Mum for decorating our flower pot - it attracted lots of attention and we received some lovely feedback. Amy and Jonni for helping on the day and agreeing to come on the mini bus with us all. Mrs Maggott for being a true super star. The children worked really hard and produced a winning pallet garden. Well done everyone.

Report by Riley Year 3