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Ringwood Infant School pupils grow beanstalks

By mbarber  |  Posted: April 28, 2014

From left, front, beanstalk competition winners Tyler, Rebecca, and Tom with top, Haskins’ David Brown, head teacher Hilary Silk and Joolz Walford.

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There was no giant and no Jack, but pupils from three classes at the Ringwood Infant School have succeeded in growing beanstalks.

They were congratulated for the care given to broad beans planted for a Giant Beanstalk competition. Haskins Garden Centres’ Joolz Walford and Dave Brown first judged on the highest beanstalk in each class, and then chose their favourite decorated pot. The winners of each category received a certificate, a garden trowel and seeds to continue their horticultural interest whilst runners up received vegetable seeds.

Dave Brown said: “They did very well as the winners from each class grew beans over 90 centimetres. The best decorated pot competition was very difficult to judge due to the variety of design and artwork – there were some great ideas!”

Head teacher Hilary Silk thanked the Haskins team for sponsoring and judging the competition: “It has been a fun topic in our science learning. We were impressed that the pupils took great care over their bean shoots at home during the Easter holiday.”

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