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Clackmannanshire in Bloom - School Results

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June 2016

Clackmannanshire Council is pleased to announce the results of the first round of Final Judging for this exciting and prestigious competition.

The schools section of our competition was judged on Thursday 23rd June.

This year's judge was Jacqueline McKenna from Stirling University's Grounds Management team.
All the schools visited had made a huge effort to develop their grounds as an environmental learning resource. They have made the environment and gardening an important part of the school, making the judge's decisions very difficult. Judge's comments included:

  • Alloa Academy has made huge strides towards developing outdoor spaces that pupils can get involved in and use as a learning resource. The hidden garden was intriguing and has great potential.
  • Muckhart Primary: A real live garden full of natural features where children and their helpers are encourage to study wildlife, imaginations given free reign, fairy doors everywhere.
  • Sauchie Nursery: The integration of the garden and the school is seamless. The Children and wider school community are engaged at so many different levels. The new learning 'hive' is a great innovation. The garden was thriving and alive with children inspecting nooks and crannies for beasties.

The results are:
1st: Sauchie Nursery School
2nd: Muckhart Primary School
3rd: Alloa Academy

This is only the first stage of Clackmannanshire in Bloom competition. There is still time to enter other categories. The competition is open to Community Projects, Allotments and Council Tenants.

The lucky winners will receive a range of prizes kindly donated by sponsors.

Application forms are also available on ClacksWeb or by phoning 01259 450000 or emailing

Closing date for entries is 30th June 2016