Schools take part in floral competition

Pupils at Slains Primary took part in the Formartine Beginning to Blossom competition
Pupils at Slains Primary took part in the Formartine Beginning to Blossom competition

Several primary schools across Formartine have joined in with this year’s Formartine Beginning to Blossom Competition.

The competition is organised by the Formartine Partnership who also held the Formartine in Bloom Competition last month.

This year a total of 10 schools took part in the competition and the judging for it took place last week.

Formartine Beginning to Blossom was introduced in 2009 and it focuses more on sustainability rather than the floral displays.

The Formartine Partnership say they are always impressed by the mature and enthusiastic approach with which the children present their displays and projects to the judges.

The Partnership also appreciate the teaching staff incorporating the competition into the school curriculum.

The competition goes hand in hand with the Eco-Schools International Award Scheme in which the schools all hope to be able to display the Green Flag in recognition of their sustainability efforts.

The winners of this year’s Formartine Beginning to Blossom Competition will be announced at the annual awards ceremony due to held at the end of the month in Meldrum Academy.

There will also be a Special Judges’ Award presented to the school who created a project which impressed the judges the most.

At the same ceremony, the awards for the Formartine in Bloom Competition will be handed out.

Last year, both Fintry School and Slains School were named as joint winners of the competition.

To find out more information on the competition visit the Formartine Partnership website on: www.formartinepartnership.org.uk