The Woodhorn Group launches compost poster competition for schools in West Sussex
Local organic farming and waste management company, The Woodhorn Group, is offering schools the chance to win a fantastic selection of prizes with the launch of its green waste recycling poster competition.
Aimed at school children aged 4-‐11 in West Sussex, the competition is to design posters that depict what peat free compost does for the garden. Schools will be provided with learning resources to help with the task and the aim is to teach children about the importance of recycling and how this can benefit both the garden and environment.
Winners will be selected across three age groups and will each win a gardening set and a behind the scenes tour of The Woodhorn Group’s organic dairy farm for their class. A team of experts from The Woodhorn Group will also provide the winning schools with all the materials and the support needed to create a raised bed or vegetable patch for students to enjoy.
A panel of judges made up of Jim Buckland, Gardens Manager at West Dean Gardens, Kate Goddard and Stuart McGinley from Spirit FM, Gloria Robinson of Tawny Nurseries in Birdham, and John Pitts, Managing Director of The Woodhorn Group will select the winners.
John Pitts comments: “Our aim is to encourage schools and children to understand the importance of composting while also inspiring them to get out into the garden. As organic farmers we know that the soil is our greatest asset and it cannot be given too much love and care.”
The Woodhorn Group has been recycling local garden waste at their sites in Tangmere and Runcton since 1998. Over 74,000 tons of garden waste is recycled each year and turned into their Earth Cycle range of peat free compost. This is then reused for gardens, football pitches, golf courses and playgrounds around the country.
Entries for the competition should either be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to The Woodhorn Group Ltd, Woodhorn Business Centre, Woodhorn Lane, Oving, Chichester, PO20 2BX. The deadline for the receipt of entries is 24 March 2016 and the winning school will be notified by post or by telephone by 30 March.
Visit www.earthcycle.co.uk for full terms and conditions.