This year the innocent and GIY Sow & Grow got 20,000 kids around Ireland growing their own in their classrooms. We sent out free growing packs with seeds, cups, soil and growing tips and the kids got to work. With some great prizes, the little growers had to upload growing diaries for a chance to win.
We were overwhelmed with the brilliant growing from all the schools but after reading through hundreds of fantastic growing diaries, we picked our winners:
1st prize: Cloghans Hill NS, Tuam, Co Galway. Read their diary here.
2nd prize: 2nd Class, St Joseph’s Boys’ Primary School, Gorey, Co Wexford. Read their diary here.
3rd prize: 5th Class, Athenry Boys’ School, Galway. Read their diary here.
Last week Cloghans Hill NS travelled up from Tuam to Bloom in the Pheonix Park to accept their prize. Food Blogger & TV Presenter, Donal Skehan, presented the Sow & Grow trophy.
Even The President popped over to say hello.
After the excitement of Bloom, the school headed off to the Zoo for lunch and some animal spotting. Cloghans Hill also receive €500 worth of gardening equipment and one year’s mentorship from a GIY gardener in their area.
A huge thank you to all who took part in this year’s innocent and GIY Sow & Grow. Happy growing.