Students visit Hyde Hall Gardens as part of the Royal Horticultural Society

Mrs Beard, Lower Sixth Year Leader and Biology teacher took pupils to Hyde Hall Gardens as part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Green Plan it Challenge” competition.  They were assigned a mentor for the duration of the project. The students, mentor and Mrs Beard were given a tour of the gardens, attended workshops on different types of plants and why they were grown together and how to design a garden area and what aspects need to be considered. In the afternoon, the students made a presentation which they shared with all of the other schools and guests.

The students now have 10 weeks in which to work with Mrs Ardley in Science and the mentor Mr Richard Romang from Writtle College, to come up with a model design for the new Anglo European Science Garden which was funded by our successful bid to Tescos and a donation from a local family to mark the end of their association with the school as their last child left for university.