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The Gardening Olympics 
The Gardening Olympics is an East Staffordshire Borough Council project supporting local schools that encourage children and young people to grow their own vegetables, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and to look after wildlife and the environment. Participating schools (listed below) are provided with free resources including vegetable plants and flowers along with supporting educational materials and any advice and training that staff may need throughout the year.

The Gardening Olympics event is held every June at Shobnall Leisure Complex and is a community celebration of all the achievements of the children and young people involved. Each school has their own display of vegetables, floral displays in reused containers, miniature gardens, artwork and poetry. These displays are judged and awarded gold, silver and bronze medals so that every entry receives an award. There are also category winners and trophies are presented as part of the event. Visitors to the free event enjoy taking part in Olympic-style events such as the cabbage shot put and the carrot relay as well as plenty of free entertainment for the whole family including bouncy castles, plant stalls and music.

In 2013 the event will be held on Saturday 29th June at Shobnall Leisure Complex from 12pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome. Entry to the event is free and there is plenty of free entertainment to keep the whole family amused. Free parking is available on site and refreshments will be available to purchase on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact Paul Steed on 01283 508385 or email or Philip Lawford on 01283 508573 or email  

Schools taking part this year are:  

Belvedere Junior School, Eton Park Junior School, Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School, Lansdowne Infants School, Christchurch Infants School, Grange Community School, Holy Trinity Primary School, Needwood Primary School, River View Primary and Nursery School, Rykneld Primary School, Shobnall Primary School, St Augustine’s First School, St Mary’s First School, St Modwen’s Catholic Primary School, St Peter’s School, Talbot First School, Thomas Russell Infants School, Tower View Primary School, Violet Way Academy, Winshill Village Primary and Nursery School and Yoxall St Peter’s Primary School.

Belvedere Flower and Veg Stall 

A Bucket of Veg             Lettuce Out 

A Basket of Veg             Flowers in Wellies


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