Eastbourne school wins Sussex garden competition

The school winner of the Wild Coast Sussex In-Bloom competition has been unveiled.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 3:22 pm

On March 12, pupils from six schools presented their garden designs for the finals of the In-Bloom competition which has been running for 27 years.

The competition is organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership in conjunction with Eastbourne Borough Council, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Marine Conservation Society.

Pupils were tasked with producing three themed carpet garden designs and supporting curriculum work for judging and the entry from Pashley Down Infant School in Beechy Avenue won.

The winning entry SUS-210315-114647001

The competition enabled pupils to explore the Wild Coast Sussex project being led by Sussex Wildlife Trust to ‘champion the rare and precious marine wildlife found locally, highlighting the extraordinary kelp forests, seahorses and rays once abundant in Sussex which could recover and thrive if given a second chance’.

Councillor and mayor Steve Wallis said, “I was very impressed by the work that the schools had done. Judging the different entries from each school was very hard.

“Congratulations to Pashley Down Infant School for their brilliant winning seahorse design that will be planted at Holywell in June.”

An Eastbourne Education Business Partnership spokesperson said, “We are very grateful for the opportunity to contribute a carpet garden design for the town once again.

“The standard of entries from the schools was as high as always.”

Sussex Wildlife Trust and UpCountry Stone Cross helped with judging and provided prizes for the schools.

Parkland Junior, Roselands Infant, Cavendish Primary, Bede’s Prep and Parkland Infant schools also got through the final.