We reported here at the beginning of the academic year that Art Club members from Year 9 were taking on an exciting green-fingered challenge. As part of a national project supported by the Royal Horticultural Society, they set out to design a new green space for a corner of our school grounds.
The team – Hethersett Old Hall Bean Sprouts – joined around 20 other Norfolk and Suffolk teams at Easton & Otley College for an introduction to the challenge, and then worked very hard over the following ten weeks, designing, costing and building a 3-D model of a very ambitious and colourful garden.
Last month the girls – Rosamaria, Sarah, Clara, Darci and Faith-Marie – returned to Easton College for the presentations and prize-giving. Rosamaria and Sarah write:
“We first visited Easton and Otley college for inspiration in September with Miss Mann and Miss Coughlan and met our mentor, Will. Then over the next two months we researched, costed and made our model of a garden. Will visited us on two occasions to help us. In December we went back to Easton to present our model to the judges. We also all made a winter planter and then there was a speech by Adam Frost, from the BBC’s Gardener’s World, who presented us with our certificate. Unfortunately we didn’t win the challenge but we definitely learned some vital skills and enjoyed ourselves immensely.”
Here are the Old Hall Bean Sprouts with their 3-D model, the framed certificate and, below, with their mentor Will, from Easton.