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Stansted Forest Hall School students vie for Royal Horticultural Society competition success

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Young garden designers in Stansted are aiming for success in a national competition to create an outdoor space for their community.

A team of six Year 8 students at Forest Hall School are taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society's 'The Green Plan It Challenge'.

Darcy Ayliffe, Emma Erasmus, Courtney Joynson, Jack Clarke, Eden Armstrong and Ollie Law have been working with mentor Anthea Harrison – an award-winning garden designer from Stansted – who has been offering guidance on creating a garden from scratch and practical plant knowledge about what will work in the space used.

Students from Forest Hall School are working on their garden design (18749867)
Students from Forest Hall School are working on their garden design (18749867)

The 10-week project involves the team using a wide range of skills such as maths, computing and English as they will prepare a report and a presentation on the garden they have designed to be judged by a panel of horticulture experts in November at RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford.

Head of school Hannah Jones said: “Our students have shown a real passion in improving the environment for all which is great to see.”

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